Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.

The site itself

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October 15, 2012

Welcome!

My site has a new theme and with that, some new formatting. I’ll be making changes in the coming days and weeks, so bear with me. In the meantime, my blog follows below and you can find links to all sorts of me-goodies in the footer (select the little drawer at the bottom of the - Read More -

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August 16, 2011

New blog series: The Wrench Log

Over the years, my blog has evolved into a handful of regular features. Mainly recommendations, significant new experiences, and lots and lots of the Ride Log. This season has been what sports fans would call a rebuilding year. I’ve spent far more time procuring and working on bikes than actually riding them. It’s been fun. - Read More -

Desert_700
November 14, 2010

It’s been a desert around here

Apologies to regular readers. It’s been quite a while since I’ve had any new content here on NS.com. I’ve got stories I want to tell, but I’ve been both busy and distracted. It’s not an excuse, it just is what it is. Here’s what I’ve been up to:

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February 16, 2010

Thanks for reading

I’ve got quite a few big things going on right now, but I’m pausing here to say thank you to everybody who reads me around the web, especially here on my blog. Thank you!

broken
September 18, 2009

Technical difficulties

For the past few days I’ve been having a horde of trouble with my hosting company. They haven’t been able to keep their database servers running and that’s greatly effected this website.

GhostsMachine
April 16, 2009

Ride log: Ghosts In The Machine

4/15/2009 — With my Vespa at the vet overnight, I figured I’d extend my light rail travel from the day before and see the city. I caught a ride with The Mrs to her office and hopped on the train from there. She’d just passed her riding test with flying colors, so good scooter mojo was - Read More -

fallout-3
January 7, 2009

Obligatory “It’s been a while” post

The neglect, it shames me. Fallout 3 has totally taken over my life and this blog has suffered for it. I’ve got site maintenance plus lots of writing to do, so it’s time to get back into it. I’m kicking myself for the neglect of this site, but that’ll improve here in the next few - Read More -

trolls
November 10, 2008

A lesson to us all

I really appreciate this video because it’s about a subject that really does matter: internet comments. One of the things that motivated me to start this blog in the first place was a string of really nasty comments in a conversation I was trying to have online. The future of using the internet is going - Read More -

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