Now — 2024

Updated: Wednesday, 10 July 2024

Tweaking my site…AGAIN.

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Tuesday, 6 June 2024
Navigating the AIscape. As I work with a team to make the best use of the available tech, the thing most on my mind is how information design practices will react. For the last two decades, the major filter through which digital information design has passed is the search engine — information design anticipates how pages and files are indexed and ranked. How will this change now that a very different kind of bot will read our pages before humans do? This, for now, is part of the conversation around Agentic Design…

Monday, 15 April 2024
Summer is here… early. 87° and very ☼. It was a lovely weekend here in Durham. A few solid art hours with my older kiddo produced a few images I’m excited about, plus lots of nice memories. I’m proud of how observant and inquisitive she is. Some of the images from this weekend will end up in my visual journal post this coming Saturday.

Monday, 1 March 2024
I added a new section to my Archive where I am putting images from my visual journal, grouped by week.

Sunday, 3 March 2024
I’m realizing that I care far more about craft than I ever realized I did. This is a good thing. A lot is coming into focus.

Sunday, 25 February 2024
March is on the horizon; things have not settled down. But it’s good to have things to do.

Sunday, 14 January 2024
The first six weeks of the year have been intensely busy. Looking back over my notes, I’m realizing that this might be an emerging trend; the last four years have all had similar first quarters at work: massive change, incredible team-wide effort to meet new needs, long hours. If the trend holds, things will have settled down by March.


Title Rating
The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, the Purgatorio, the Paradiso by Dante Alighieri 5/5
Hollow World by Michael Sullivan 3/5
Recursion by Blake Crouch 4/5
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 3/5
Futureproof: 9 Rules for Surviving in the Age of AI by Kevin Roose 2/5
Aliens Among Us by Ruth Montgomery 2/5
The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall X/5
Archives of Joy: Reflections on Animals and the Nature of Being by Jean-François Beauchemin 3/5
The Deep Sky by Yume Kitasei 2/5
Some Dreams are Nightmares by James Gunn X/5
Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times by Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck 3/5
The Unanswered Question: Death, Near-Death, and the Afterlife by Kurt Leland 3/5
The Great Transition by Nick Fuller Googins 3/5
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke 4/5
On Looking: A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation by Alexandra Horowitz X/5
They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers by Gray Barker 1/5
Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I’d Known Earlier by Kevin Kelly 3/5
Intruders: The Incredible Visitations at Copley Woods by Budd Hopkins 3/5
When Souls Awaken: Real-life Accounts of Past-Life and Life-Between-Lives Regressions by Pieter Elsen 2/5

Personal Projects

These are things that I want to finish before the end of the year.

Project Status
Back Up Cloud Photo Archive 45% done
Laundry Room Remodel Not Started
    Build new shelving Not Started
    Install new dryer Not Started
    Clear out old shelving Not Started
    Remove old door frame, sand and repaint threshold Not Started
    Purchase new dryer Not Started
Design and build wall-mounted tool panel Done, 2/25/24
Office Remodel In Progress
    Design new shelving and desk setup Done, 4/19/24
    Source materials Done, 5/10/24
    Build new shelves Done, 6/04/24
    Re-hang acoustic panels Done, 2/19/24
    Paint ceiling Not Started
    Patch cracks and holes Done, 6/14/24
    Build new panel frames Done, 2/18/24
    Take down acoustic panels Done, 2/18/24
Basement Remodel In Progress
    Assemble and install Not Started
    Make Cuts Not Started
    Clean out basement Done, 5/01/24
    Purchase Lumber Done, 1/14/24
    Design Done, 1/13/24
    Take Measurements Done, 1/05/24
Build new kitchen shelving; reorganize kitchen storage Done, 1/28/24
Rebuild new den shelving Done, 1/28/24
Design and build temporary desk riser Done, 1/21/24
Build media library shelf insert frames Done, 1/21/24 is the personal website of Christopher Butler.
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