#reintroduction : I use this site wrong. I mostly use Twidere on Android, which hides CW pretty deep, so I sometimes forget. I generally read everything in my feed, in order, but am often up-to three days behind. I may inexplicably boost or reply to something you've forgotten about, and I'm sorry.
As an #introduction, I live in the Bronx, and I manage some programmers in the financial data space. I'm married to a YA librarian with NY Public Libraries. I read a lot of books, some of them are not out yet. I have wide interests and lots of hobbies. If I'm following you, I probably noticed you talk about something I thought was interesting.
Today's earworm Show more
This is a song that I keep hearing when shopping at places like a drug store or the grocery... It's stuck in my head... Again.
"Lovefool" is a song written by Peter Svensson and Nina Persson for The Cardigans' third studio album, First Band on the Moon (1996). -- Wikipedia
What gets stuck in yours?
unions and politics Show more
I have begun to wonder how much of the Teamsters Union/mafia connection was created or helped by big businesses trying to kill the popularity of unions in general.
Did I review Treasure Island, that classic tale? Yes, I did. More classics to come... https://blog.vollink.com/2019/07/treasure-island-by-r-l-stevenson.html
Twit link Show more
School inequality is near and dear to my heart. Also I really wish Bree were here.
Politics, no joke, opinion Show more
I support Elizabeth Warren. Kamala Harris is a bit too cop adjacent, but she's my runner-up. Nobody else has my attention... Yet.
I live in AOC's district, Bronx, and if she could run, she'd probably be my frontrunner.
Racist politic, Trump Show more
It occurs to me that Trump just asked four Congress women to return to the USA, fix it, and being the how-to back to his country, which I can only assume is Russia.
Posted a book review for a second in a series, Defy The Worlds by Claudia Gray. https://blog.vollink.com/2019/06/book-defy-worlds-by-claudia-gray.html
political thoughts Show more
It's a common myth that software freedom's benefit requires users to be programmers.
Rather, software freedom enables a 'non-tecnical' user (however you want to define that) to choose third-party experts to work on their behalf.
Examples are so numerous I hesitate at this point to launch into them.
Book review posted (yesterday). The Good Neighbor, Fred Rogers Biography by Maxwell King https://blog.vollink.com/2019/06/fred-rogers-biography-by-king.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=rGu14fWM4dI. Microsoft Flight Simulator preview.
I managed programmers for a financial data company (can sometimes program for fun). I poke frets on Ukuleles and strum on black and white keys. I read.
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