Len Damico

My first guitar

While cleaning a bunch of stuff out of the attic in preparation for our move, I found my first guitar. It was a Harmony classical guitar, almost unfrettable from the day I got it. As you can see, I …

Currently reading: Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman 📚 Once time is a resource to be used, you start to feel pressure to use it well, and to berate yourself when you …

My favorite albums of 2021

Once again, I pushed myself to listen to lots of new music this year. A full six of my top ten records were by artists who are either new or new to me… seven if you count Aeon Station, who are …

My copy of the Aeon Station record arrived yesterday. It is very, very good and makes me feel very sad. In other words, it is exactly what I’d hoped for.

Currently reading: Work Won’t Love You Back by @sarahljaffe 📚 Good evening.

I do not usually get excited about ““delightful”” UI design but the snow flakes piling up on top of this window in Apple’s Weather app made me smile this morning.

Public comment on SB 149

I’ve been taking part in community listening sessions for Delaware’s Senate Bill 149, which would amend the state’s Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights (LEOBOR). …

Spotify Wrapped is a fascinating case study in how much we trust AIs to identify our tastes better than we can identify them ourselves.

You know what is awesome? Safety.

I’ve been listening to to The Jordan Lake Sessions, Volumes 3 & 4 by The Mountain Goats a lot lately. These sets were recorded live in August of 2020, before the third wave of Covid-19 …

The young(er) king just got his first jab. Welled up a little as we were waiting, not gonna lie.

Citations Needed News Brief - Reconciliation Bill Negotiations: A Media Autopsy 🎧 These are human interest stories, right? Budgets are fucking human interest, but it’s never covered that way, it’s …

One of the really intereting things about critiquing “right-clicker mentality” is that the ability to right-click and see how a site was built is how many of us learned to create for the …

Hop Along at Anchor Rock Club, Atlantic City, NJ

Setlist

Best of 2020 (The Albums)

I’ve done some sort of year end, “best of” list as long as I can remember. This probably hasn’t been the “best” year of music over that span, but it certainly has …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Vanity Fair: I used to, frankly, abuse myself mentally about how I’m nothing. I realized that I need to choose myself because if I don’t, I’m just going to waste away. I’m …

I knew nothing at all about Ellen Siberian Tiger as of two days ago, but this record got mentioned on The Key and honestly, it’s lighting my hair on fire.

Currently reading: The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner 📚 Hard not to read this quote about AT&T’s testing of the Picturephone (an early …

I find each of these iOS 14 customization screenshots more troubling than the last.

Some people baked bread, some people cut bangs, some people took up knitting. Maybe my pandemic coping hobby can be “needlessly replacing every tool in my productivity tool chain.”

If you think installing tracking software to spy on your reports would make you more comfortable with extended remote work, you have failed as a manager.

Watched I Am Trying To Break Your Heart again last night and as a reult, I am now having Complicated Feelings about the Tweedy/Bennett dynamic.

Now that I’ve had a chance to rewatch The Rise of Skywalker a couple times, I feel comfortable ranking the films. Posting it here for posterity: The Empire Strikes Back Rogue One The Force …

I’ve consumed a lot of “how to lead remotely" content lately (for obvious reasons) and so much of it boils down to: acknowledging humanity meeting your reports where they are demonstrating …

My dude “shipped” his first Roblox game this morning 👨🏻‍💻🕹

Shouts to The National for the 3-color print job on the insert for “Sleep Well Beast.”