The Arbor/Ypsi Reskilling (Skill Share) meetup group is going to get deleted in 2 days and is up for grabs for someone to take it over (and start paying for it). I’ve never been to one of the meetups.
I mention it here in case there’s interest. There’s over 900 members and while it’d take some work to make it active again, it seems like a nice opportunity.
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This hot sauce is really good. It's like a hot mustard but hotter (but not too hot) and has rescued the declining flavor of many a leftover. Would buy again A+++
(in fact, I just did buy again)
Using a VPN to get access to foreign language options for Netflix produced shows, but confused why that content is region locked to begin with. Presumably, they have the worldwide rights to anything they produce, no?
Even so, it's pretty amazing. I can watch Netflix in tons of languages now! (though I'll likely stick to just one, I'm no polyglot.)
Really enjoying listening to Dorothy Ashby lately. She was a pioneer of jazz harp, a two-word combination that never occured to me before listening to her (and apparently didn't occur to much of anyone else before her). I listened to her for a while without reading her bio today, which is worth knowing. She was originally from Detroit.
Spotify link (or just search for Essence of Sapphire): https://open.spotify.com/track/0TMdhbXgecqb2zlTEzasYG?si=E8r01kjLTdeS56nCx1AM2A
Is there an obvious reason not to get this relatively affordable e-cargobike? Starts at $1,499 (although is currently out of stock on their website). This is near the top end of my budget for a new bike, so the $3-5K bikes at the ebike store in town ain’t cuttin it.
Going to attempt canvassing for Warren with a baby strapped to my chest on Saturday. Should be...interesting. Probably tough at times. If anyone will sway an undecided voter, though, it might be a cute baby.
If you want to come along with me, here’s the event link: https://events.elizabethwarren.com/event/110651
A great example of why designing to accessibility standards helps everyone, or in this case the reverse - ignoring color contrast makes it illegible to everyone. Not sure Superman could read this. From NYT. #universaldesign
Also, if you could let me know how you'd describe this music, let me know... genres, comparable bands, adjectives. I'm terrible at describing it and could use an outside perpsective, and I'll need to describe it soon to pitch it to spotify and apple music editorial teams.
I will say it's instrumental, so probably well suited to soundtracks to dish washing, working, walks outside, etc.
Here is the link:
It's only on bandcamp for a couple weeks because the streaming services need some lead time if you hope to have your songs included in auto-generated or curated playlists. So, they'll be there soon.
I kind of like the idea of a two week bandcamp exclusive. I see them as an ethical player in an otherwise shady market that sees music more as "content" than as... well, music.
I've released my new album on Bandcamp. This has been over a year in the making.
It started with a challenge to myself in January 2018 about whether I could make and publish a song a month, given the constraints of work and having a toddler. I did that for 8 months. Putting out songs one at a time made it so much less daunting than working on an entire album at once.
Anyway, about a year after the intial 8 songs, I've cobbled together 4 more songs and picked 10 that work well together.
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