Exciting times! Double Union is thriving! Teacups, tables, books organized by category, drawers for power tools, beginnings of a soldering station, a/v setup, warm, welcoming, inclusive community–it’s like some kind of dream come true. We’ve grown so fast that we’re pausing applications for a little while to get everyone ramped up. If you want to… Continue reading lots of new things
I just played Journey for the first time. Played it all the way through. I can’t tell you why I just cried for twenty minutes after the credits and watching the sunrise in the new journey screen, because I don’t know why, myself.
OpenHatch is running a crowdfunding campaign! https://openhatch.org/donate/ Please throw dollars at OH so they can run more Open Source Comes To Campus events and bring skills/knowhow/cookies to people who are interested in contributing to open source but don’t know where to begin. Help them succeed in their mission of increasing diversity in open source! Clearly,… Continue reading support OpenHatch!
maiki’s post on musical influence made me think about what tracks made a dent in my brain this year, too. I posted a big comment that ended up being more for me than for him, so here it is on my own blaugh, plus some more. I think that most of these songs actually aren’t… Continue reading songs that dented my brain this year
I went to Mexico. I started a new job. I have still been to every Blizzcon there has ever been–seven since 2005. The statues felt like old friends. Hearthstone, WCS finals, and blink 182. I went to Big Sur.
I’m totally fascinated by Riot’s strategies for hyping new content. This is an actual song, with a custom-animated music video, and the vocals are done by Agnete Kjølsrud, who is from a Norwegian rock band ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djerv_(band) , and what? She has wikipedia pages in other languages, but not on the english wikipedia. Her link… Continue reading Riot’s music video for Jinx
I am obsessed with this album. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pure_Heroine There are so many gems in the lyrics. They all break my heart. I love the way “I’m kinda tired of being told to throw my hands up in the air, so there” is old and young and something about her voice, her voice, her voice. I can’t… Continue reading i live in a hologram with you
Have you been to a silent disco? I highly, highly recommend it. It’s surreal when you take off your headphones and see everyone jamming out to the sound of silence, or to waves crashing. Here’s a neat writeup of the concept (and its history, and a bit about how he got there) by one of… Continue reading silent frisco at ocean beach 9/29/13