What I’m Reading – 9/26/17

It’s been a while. Currently getting ready for Halloween; I have 3 different faux leather jackets from Amazon sitting around my apartment for my Mad Max outfit. Honestly, I’ll probably have to send all three back, but I’m trying to be proactive and not wait til the last week to get this all done. This week I’m looking forward to an internal developer conference we’re having at work and not much else. I saw IT about a week back and really enjoyed myself. Next up is Mother, which I heard did just awful.

Anyway, here are the links:

What I’m Reading – 9/11/17

Been on the road for basically two weeks straight for a variety of reasons, but I have some interesting articles worth sharing for today. Also worth noting is that today marks the 16th year since the 9/11 attacks. Probably no other event besides the collapse of the Berlin Wall has had such an impact on our world and I imagine we’ll be living with the consequences for a very long time. It’s worth taking a moment to reflect how much our lives have been impacted and how we can do better in the future.

Anyway, here are the links:

What I’m Reading – 8/30/17

Summer’s almost over and I’ll be spending the long weekend in Boston visiting family. Not much else to say this week. The links are little more tech-focused this week, but if you’re not interested in that, the article on gerrymandering is very timely.

Anyway, here are the links:

What I’m Reading – 8/25/17

Not much to say. Spending some time in Sacramento this weekend and then Boston later next week. I found some interesting links this week, so if you usually only read one or two, I suggest at least checking out all of them this weekend. Personally, I’m enjoying these new graphic-driven articles by the New York Times; you’ll find that style in the first link this week!

Anyway, here are the links:

What I’m Reading – 8/23/2017

Another dramatic week in global affairs. The US Navy 7th fleet suffered another accidental collision, which prompted questions of protocol and potential cyber sabotage of the vessels. Domestically, the US is recovering from a fatal clash of protestors in Virginia and bracing itself for more far-right demonstrations around the country. Locally, Sydney and I went out to see Allie X in concert. It was a small venue, but she gave a good performance and basically played all her best songs.

Anyway, here are the links:

What I’m Reading – 8/20/17

I read most of these earlier in the week, but thought I should still post this one. Didn’t make any plans for the eclipse in Oregon this week, but still had a fun weekend around SF. Sydney and I took Saturday to pick up the car from the shop, but before that we hit up SF MOMA and managed to take same pictures. Today we remembered that Civic Center has a farmers week on the weekends, so we went over and bought our groceries for the week. Shocking that the farmers market has green onions and Safeway doesn’t (my expose on Safeway’s awful business is forthcoming).

Anyway, here are the links:

What I’m Reading – 8/16/17

I’ve finally picked up some steam getting things done at home. I’ve been giving Github’s project management product a try for my current side project and it’s useful enough so far. What I really want is the ability to render project details (for instance, the kanban board) on my repository’s homepage for quick reference.

So far, using Github for managing this project has worked out well. My attention is constantly split across so many topics, I find it helpful to write things down into discrete issues and milestones that help remind me of the project status. I know a lot of people just prefer to wing it or keep things loosely organized, but if the progress keeps up on this project, I might have a good blog post on self-motivation and organization.

Anyway, here are the links:

What I’m Reading – 8/14/17

I started this post series with ten links per post. As time has gone by, I’ve started thinking ten links every few days might be too much for a reader to digest on top of their own reading burden. Naturally, I’m letting the number decline over time until I find a level I like the best. Right now that level is six per post, so let’s see how that feels.

In other news, I’ve been putting some work into a Discord bot to push traffic from content creators into Discord server channels. It’s a fun project with a simple initial scope, but tons of room to grow over time. The news in the US and around the world is so bleak that I’d rather not directly discuss it here.

Anyway, here are the links:

What I’m Reading – 8/11/17

It’s been so long since I’ve put one of these together. I’ve since been to Hawaii for two weeks and finished my first year at Workday! Maybe a retrospective article is called for? Honestly, there’s so much going on right now that even getting the Hawaii pictures posted is going to take me another week probably. But the short of it is that I’m back and ready to start making these posts again!

Anyway, here are the links: