Mischa Nachtigal

Heavily influenced by Adams, Bender, Borges, Crichton, Keret, Roy, Steinbeck, Vowell, and whatever I’m eating.


They Should Paint The Bay Bridge Gold


The bridges of San Francisco have a complicated relationship with one another. Almost a classic sibling tale, the Bay Bridge should have every reason…


I like this because it’s an efficient use of pixels. So many folks think that just because it doesn’t kill trees, it’s OK to publish a half-assed or rehashed article. It’s tiring to have sixty different individual posts on the same basic story. And it can’t be good for our attention spans.

Twitter used to be a place for simple opinions (and jokes), but then it became all about links and…


My internal gut checks for picking clients.


Here are my internal gut checks for picking clients. Some are similar in spirit to Ash’s, but I felt like sharing anyway.

Does the company have a purpose?

Not every company does important things like raise money for homeless people, but I need wherever I work to have a purpose that can be stated clearly…


The in-app sequel purchase


Not all games are created equally.

Monument Valley launched in the Spring of 2014 to universal acclaim. Eventually it would sell over 1 million…

Publications edited by Mischa Nachtigal

Rewriting the operating systems of life.

Just some personal musings


The Elusive Superior Sequel

On the latest from Robert Rodriguez and an aside on follow-ups in general.

Some films are easier to define by what they lack. Sin City: A Dame


Last Mile Is Here

The last company you’ll ever need.

Today we are pleased to announce Last Mile, a company that will change the way you live your life everyday.


A Haggadah For Your Last-Minute Passover Seder

Short, nontheistic, and a perfect pairing with some tasty matsah ball soup.


Why You Should Consider Becoming A Robot

A Fake Advertisement From The Future


Life is depressing. You will eventually disappoint your parents, embarrass your…


A List Of Discarded Ideas

I have purposely abandoned them.


Many were just too silly, some were totally unfeasible, and a few of them I simply got bored with. I always keep a running list of ideas, spread across notebooks and software, and every few months I try to go through and clean it up. But instead of tossing this crop out, I decided to share. Generally, these…


They Should Paint The Bay Bridge Gold


The bridges of San Francisco have a complicated relationship with one another. Almost a classic sibling tale, the Bay Bridge should have every reason…


UX Request: Edit from a specific page location


When I click edit on a page that I’m writing (whether it’s published or not) I don’t want the editor to jump to the top. I’m usually at the spot I want to edit, so it would be great if it just toggled to an edit mode and I could make the edit and be done with it.