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Music The Pick

H.E.R. @ Roots Picnic 2020

Excellent Saturday morning music discovery.

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Inspiration The Pick

Podcast Recommendation: Finding Fred

I honestly feel refreshed as a human being after listening to this podcast about Fred Rogers, and how the values from the Mr. Rogers show apply to our world today. 10/10 recommend.

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Books The Pick

Required Reading: Team Human

Have you ever read or learned something and wondered how you were able to operate without that knowledge before? I don’t say this lightly: this book is game changer.

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The Pick Updates

Today I am 11110!

This is the first official installment of a new tradition, Binary Birthday, where I re-learn binary every year on my birthday and express my new age as 1s and 0s.

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Being and Doing

I am about to turn [age] tomorrow. I sat down a few minutes ago to do some last minute reflection on my life so far, and instead opened up my RSS feed. I’m glad I did because I saw this article by Ben Callahan on Sparkbox’s blog, the Foundry.

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Personal The Pick

A 10/10 Sunday in Queens

I had a great day exploring Queens this weekend. Highlights include coffee, a large biscuit sandwich, coffee, the Socrates Sculpture Park, and unexpectedly encountering some of my family’s heritage!

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Laura Owens @ MOCA

This weekend I went to an exhibition of Laura Owens’ work, a contemporary painter, at the LA Museum of Contemporary Art. Highly recommended.

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Pittsburgh The Pick

Pittsburgh is a wonderful place

The grey skies and wintry weather are a welcome break from the monotony of Los Angeles sunshine (I mean, LA sunshine is nice but…not for me).

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Ross From Friends

I like house music a lot. I’m quite a fan of the lo-fi trend, and Ross From Friends is in that category. A class act. Boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats.

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Creative Quest by Questlove

Creative Quest is essentially a holistic guidebook to being creative, by Questlove, the drummer from the Roots. If you’re a creative person and looking to put some more energy into developing that side of yourself, I can’t recommend it enough!

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The Pick Web Development

What is programming, anyway? – Felienne @ NDC London

I just love, love, love this talk from Felienne given earlier this year. It affirms so much of my own thinking, and I would say is a “must watch” for anyone involved in programming.