This is an incomplete list of books I read in 2021 — too late, I realized I hadn’t tracked them in goodreads. I assembled this list from memory combined with library receipts in my email. Next year, I think I’ll try to keep track of what I’m reading during the year. I’m listing these alphabetically… Continue reading 2021 Reading List
The new Akron, built on the site of the leveled buildings, refused to be a graveyard. The people who’d flocked to it to rebuild after the army and the mercs and the guardsmen had joined returning locals to build new kinds of buildings, advanced refugee housing straight out of the UNHCR playbook, designed to use… Continue reading Walkaway (Akron)
Happy Easter from Church of St Pius X.
Recipe via Smitten Kitchen
Yesterday was my last day at ABB US Corporate Research. It’s been an incredible 9 years! I’m taking a few weeks off. After that I’m ready for a new adventure as a Senior Software Engineer at UserVoice.
“We really like the situation we’re in,” Glenney says. “It gives visibility to the context of people with disabilities. It keeps them ‘in the market’ of ideas, so to speak. Our symbol is most successful when it’s not fully legal—when there’s lots of wrinkles and questions.” As long as conversation channels are open, he says,… Continue reading The Controversial Process of Redesigning the Wheelchair Symbol – Atlas Obscura
In other words, the archival system on Scarif appears to be designed in a deliberate act of sabotage by anti-Imperial archivists attempting to undermine Palpatine’s rule. Like Galen Erso, the archivists chose to remain embedded inside the Empire, and as their act of resistance, build the most useless, asinine archival system the galaxy had ever… Continue reading From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers)
Picking up from yesterday’s readings on racism as a “done thing,” as a choice, these readings helped me understand why that choice was made and how essential it was to the American project. And if that is the case, if enslavement was essential, how could it be that its effects faded in 1860? Douglass says… Continue reading Slavery Made America
GLOVER Nerdy is just liking stuff that takes work to like. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Donald Glover, Issa Rae and Damien Chazelle in One Epic Conversation
Pointing to citizens who voted for both Obama and Trump does not disprove racism; it evinces it. To secure the White House, Obama needed to be a Harvard-trained lawyer with a decade of political experience and an incredible gift for speaking to cross sections of the country; Donald Trump needed only money and white bluster.… Continue reading My President Was Black