Posts categorized: stuff_i_use

SXSW 2014 Music Wrap Up

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Category: stuff_i_use, travel

I realized I haven’t even done a wrap up for 2013, but that’s because an error in judgment led me to thinking that leaving early (Thursday) was a good idea. Wrong! So in 2014, back to music at SXSW, but minus Saturday night. Sorry, but by Saturday all the bands are ragged out from playing… Read more »

Summer Reading

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Category: sideprojects, stuff_i_use

I’ve put together a short list over at Ethnography Matters for my summer reading. Between this list and Grace’s 32 books before school starts in August, it’s a busy summer of books. Yes, I promised my daughters I would read all their summer reading too. In the past week I finished both The Disappearing Spoon… Read more »

Modern Etiquette Questions

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Category: friends, stuff_i_use

Today I got an IM from Jeff asking me if I knew the best way to address a formal wedding invitation to a married lesbian couple. Each woman has a separate surname. There seemed to be multiple courses of action, all of which had valid reasoning. It seemed best to solicit some additional feedback from… Read more »

Art!

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Category: friends, stuff_i_use

When we got married last year, Jeff and I decided that we wanted two main types of gifts – something  permanent or something consumable (er, booze). We were inspired by other friends who had requested art and began looking around for what might be appropriate. One of my childhood friends, John Mobilio, has become a… Read more »

What I Want to Do with My Favorites

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Category: stuff_i_use

I often favorite/like/heart things online. Mainly things my friends post or share, sometimes stuff they have reposted from somewhere else. A few weeks ago, the essay/app Fish by Robin Sloan made the rounds. The main thesis is that we are spending so much time liking but not enough really absorbing the object of this. You… Read more »