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Improvisation and the pentatonic scale

Learning saxophone (although I’ve recently lost access to one to practice with) included learning more about improvisation. Beginner improv videos…

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Atomic Habits: Book Review

I picked up the somewhat-talked-about Atomic Habits while on a trip and read it in about two days. The book…

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Why attracting remote workers means being a better city

When I started the Remote in Philly community with Alex Hillman in 2019 (we stopped work on that project when…

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Twitter to Mastodon (and post deletions!)

The big news of this week is that Elon Musk bought Twitter, and as such, there’s a large migration of…

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Labor and Leisure

Two books that came off my holds list at the library in the last few months are making me think…

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Is there a good computer job?

But I don’t know that any computing makes the world better, or even neutral. These days the planet is in…

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You should quit

You came to me asking if you should quit. But you know the only reason you came to ask me…

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Congratulations on your fake promotion!

FROM: MANAGEMENT TO: YOUR INBOX SUBJECT: Congratulations on your fake promotion to Lead! Cherished employee, We’re so excited to offer…

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Pruning

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Anxiety is not a clean burning fuel

I’m exploring how using anxiety as general purpose fuel for action is not a sustainable strategy. Anxiety is a feeling…

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