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Likes https://hicks.design/journal/moo-card-player.

Likes https://hicks.design/journal/moo-card-player.

Moo Card Player - Hicks.design

A journal post about my @MOO card music player setup, using square business cards and NFC tags to play digital music with more physicality (quicker too!)

Moo Card Player - Hicks.design

Since my main work skill is “using the Slack search” I’m always annoyed by conversations that happen outside of searchable channels.

Since my main work skill is “using the Slack search” I’m always annoyed by conversations that happen outside of searchable channels.

Currently reading: Skytrain to Murder by Dean Barrett, ISBN: 9780966189964

Currently reading: Skytrain to Murder by Dean Barrett (ISBN: 9780966189964)

Likes https://annehelen.substack.com/p/revenge-bedtime-procrastination.

Likes https://annehelen.substack.com/p/revenge-bedtime-procrastination.

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination

This is the Sunday edition of Culture Study — the newsletter from Anne Helen Petersen, which you can read about here. If you like it and want more like it in your inbox, consider subscribing. Here is a potentially familiar scene. You are exhausted after working a full day, the…

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination

So, this Goliath show – it is batshit insane, right?

So, this Goliath show – it is batshit insane, right?

Luckily I know that my best days are behind me. It takes away a lot of anxiety.

Luckily I know that my best days are behind me. It takes away a lot of anxiety.

Likes https://meiert.com/en/blog/not-releasing-on-fridays/.

Likes https://meiert.com/en/blog/not-releasing-on-fridays/.

Not Releasing Late on Fridays, a Matter of Courtesy · Jens Oliver Meiert

Why don’t we, in engineering departments, prefer not to release late on Fridays—or late on others days? Occasionally, developers and stakeholders believe that’s because of a lack of confidence in our code and our systems. The true reason is not that:—

Not Releasing Late on Fridays, a Matter of Courtesy · Jens Oliver Meiert

The new series of Taskmaster is off to a good start. Best episode in a while.

The new series of Taskmaster is off to a good start. Best episode in a while.

It’s a bit annoying that the dnd-icon in Slack is a little 💤 It is true, but I don’t need my coworkers to know that.

It’s a bit annoying that the dnd-icon in Slack is a little 💤
It is true, but I don’t need my coworkers to know that.

Likes https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/sid-meier-and-the-meaning-of-civilization.

Likes https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/sid-meier-and-the-meaning-of-civilization.

Sid Meier and the Meaning of “Civilization”

How one video game tells the story of an industry.

Sid Meier and the Meaning of “Civilization”

I know quite a lot of people who’ve started smoking again in the last two years.

I know quite a lot of people who’ve started smoking again in the last two years.

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YouTube is giving me Glitch Art in my Watch Later playlist. I don’t mind it. (And yes, I watched an almost 15 minute video on the Tokyo Monorail. Monorails are awesome.)

YouTube is giving me Glitch Art in my Watch Later playlist. I don’t mind it.

(And yes, I watched an almost 15 minute video on the Tokyo Monorail. Monorails are awesome.)

A couple of days ago I realized that basically all of the pulpy books that I’ve read this year were written by guys and I decided to change that – if possible without straying too far from the pulp. I asked the internet and I got one reply, which is nice, at least. Dominik told me about the Charlie Fox series by Zoé Sharp and I got myself the first book “Killer Instinct.”

Genre-wise it fits perfectly: Charlie Fox is a former member of the military, a bit of a broken loner and when we meet her in the book for the first time she teaches self defense and is about to take up a job doing security in a nightclub. Then there are murders and betrayals and fights and a lot of motorbikes and it’s all very exciting.

Is it what I was looking for? Yes, absolutely. I’ve already got the second book, even though it won’t get the queue-jumping privileges of the first one. And maybe after that one, I’ll try to figure out the real order of the series – there are thirteen books and a couple of novellas outside of the series but also with Charlie as a protagonist.

Once in a while I remember that we have a “Foodies” channel in our work slack and every time I have to drop everything and watch this video.

Once in a while I remember that we have a “Foodies” channel in our work slack and every time I have to drop everything and watch this video.