Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation 1814” is 30 years old today.
TIL that if you actually want Postgres to retain newlines in your
TEXT columns, you have to use extended escape strings. The only good thing about blowing six hours figuring that out is that I definitely won’t forget it.
I think Jorge likes the new house.
After “Christodora” I read “The Great Believers”. Heart breaking and beautiful. Didn’t realize until now that I read two “80’s AIDS” novels back to back.
Finished reading “Christodora” by Tim Murphy on my way to work this morning. I’m not even sure how to describe it, except to say I felt the character’s emotions, which I think means it was successful.
My CS1 & CS2 classes were taught in Ada. Reading this brought back mostly happy memories.
It’s annoying when customer service agents don’t listen, but the really terrible thing is that they forced me to resort to Twitter to help. TWITTER, I TELL YOU!
How could I have doubted my need for a disco-tinged inspection of the evils of social media from Pet Shop Boys?
“Oh, that project you’ve been grinding on for months? Yeah, we’re not going to do that anymore.”
(It’s the right decision, but still pretty demoralizing.)
A friend recently told me they love hearing individual’s stories via podcasts; that they seemed to bring people closer. My response was something like, “that was our hope for the web, too; look where we are now.”
I hope that Spotify buying Gimlet isn’t a step in the wrong direction.
This post comparing Node, Go, & Elixir is interesting. We’re moving most things from Node to Go at work, and also have Elixir in production; wonder how “real world” benchmarks would differ from these synthetic ones.
Le Guin chose this “despised, marginal” genre … for a reason she couldn’t acknowledge to herself at the time: Because it was “excluded from critical, academic, canonical supervision, leaving the artist free.”
Starting the day out on a high note with MUNI Corgi
From Lea’s talk today:
I think people want to be seen, truly seen, and I’m not sure social media does a good job of that… [because] ..being seen is a reciprocal act.
Lea from Worlds Smallest Postal Service stopped by the office today to deliver a love letter to physical objects and how they make us more aware of our bodies and physicality.
Second make of 2019, a backpack for my favorite niece. Started this one with @amylynnboles when they were visiting this week, finished it up today. . . #imadethis #oaklandsews #guncleing
When your sister visits and says, “I’ve been thinking about a jean jacket with sweatshirt sleeves,” the correct answer is, “let’s make it!” @seamworkmag Audrey, with sleeve modification. Fabric and notions from @discountfabricsf and @stonemountainfabric. Sewing by @amylynnboles and yours truly. . . . #oaklandsews #imadethis #sewcialist #sewqueer #denim
Finally made it to the de Young for “Contemporary Muslim Fashion” on its penultimate day. They did a great job showcasing the diversity of fashion expression in the contemporary Muslim world, & designers figuring out how to express new ideas that coexist with tradition.
New year, new sewing corner. I’ve had my grandmother’s sewing table since she died over a decade ago. Finally figured out how to make it work for something other than her classic Singer. 🧵
Good Christmas for sewing paraphernalia.
I didn’t grow up in a church that recognized Advent beyond “the Christmas story”. Today at church we celebrated the shift from waiting in darkness to Christ among us. I’m grateful to be part of a community that makes space for the darkness that is part of the story.
Celebrated Christmas with our little family this evening. Really sweet to spend time preparing food, exchanging gifts, and creating traditions. 🎄