I’ve lived 10 minutes away from a Micro Center for the last 5 years… why has it taken me so long to go there??

I’m at the start of the Brooklyn Half Marathon! The pre-race nerves are always so intense.

and now I have two iPods… time to rebuild my music library!

Two classic iPods next to each other on a workbench. The left one has a black aftermarket shell and purple click wheel, the right one has a clear shell and click wheel.

The hard drive in these old iPods is so cute!

A photo of an 80 gb hard drive small enough to fit in the (admittedly large) palm of my hand. A partially disassembled 5.5th generation iPod sits on the desk in the background.

I decided to take the train up to my parents house instead of driving. The extra time is definitely worth not having to deal with traffic out of NYC!

What does “procrastinating heatwave monday evening” mean, Spotify? Stop calling me out like this!

It is far to easy to make vinyl stickers…

A black and yellow sticker in the style of Best Buy’s Y2K warning but with the time and date changed to 3:14 on 1/19/2038.

The best part of my job is getting the opportunity to walk the mechanical rooms of all these ridiculous buildings. Today I was in 30 Rock!

What a week! Glad to finally have some downtime.

Finished reading: Yumi and the Nightmare Painter by Brandon Sanderson 📚

Another great one! I think I’ll take a break from The Cosmere/Brandon Sanderson for my next read; as great as they are, I don’t want to burn myself out.

I’m finally feeling on top of my workload since taking some time off in February. I’m excited to get back into my routine this week!

I had remembered the registry of motor vehicles as a stressful place with bureaucracy and tons of paperwork. When I renewed my registration today, it took thirty seconds! I’m still not sure why I couldn’t do it online, like every other time I renewed it, but at least it was painless.

Automating My Now Page Part 1: Playing with REST APIs in Python

One of my favorite parts of the IndieWeb is the now page—you can find mine here. A now page is where someone can list what they’re focusing on right now versus a general description of them that you might see on an “About” page. It’s easy to manually update my now page, and portions of it should be intentionally written. However, it makes sense to automatically update some parts, like the “What I’m listening to” section.

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Finished reading: Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson 📚

Wow. What a great read! I really enjoyed reading a story in Hoid’s voice.

Currently reading: Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson 📚

We started listening to this over the weekend during a couple of 5+ hour drives. I love how many references there are for Cosmere-aware nerds, but even my new-to-Sanderson partner is really enjoying it!

Finished reading: Dawnshard by Brandon Sanderson 📚

I just discovered NearbyWiki (via Recomendo). It’s really interesting to see everything in my neighborhood deemed important enough to have a Wikipedia page!

My favorite part about Saturday is the enormous breakfast I eat after my long run 🥞

Finished reading: Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson 📚

I’m taking a training for a professional certification for my day job. Aside from the prospects for career advancement, I’m excited to have an excuse to use Obsidian for actual knowledge management!