This morning, I am sitting in my apartment with a glass of fresh cold-brew and my laptop, going through my Pocket list.
Reading and writing are how I form new thoughts and, eventually, articulate them. What I choose to read matters to me, on both a personal and professional level. Usually I strive for a balance between familiarity and novelty, and a mix of topics and formats. Lately I’ve been reading more articles and blog posts than long-form work or books. It’s not quite my ideal, but a natural consequence of being ill, so I’ll deal with it.
Here’s what I’m reading this morning:
- How to make pom-poms (I’m knitting a hat right now!)
- Cognitively-accessible language, especially related to academic writing (I have a lot of Thoughts about this but they’re still poorly-formed)
- This post on boosting Android performance for the Discourse app by writing a custom rendering engine instead of using the stock Ember one
- The DjangoGirls chapter on accessibility for event organizers (great checklists, concise, useful)
- Map of coffee shops near each NYC subway stop
- Webpack: The Confusing Parts
- This great explanation of emoji (because I’m a sucker for emoji, the implementation and spec seem hilariously odd, and emoji are great)
And my current books:
- Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History by Corbett OToole. It’s really long, but fascinating, and covers a lot of history that I know embarrassingly little about.
- Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, a creepy scifi novel that I just finished. Eurgh. Would recommend, if you like that sort of thing.
So…sci-fi, disability stuff, tech, knitting, coffee. Can you tell where my interests lie?