Friday, August 16, 2019

Weekend Reading: The Just a Few Links Edition

I had my first rollerblade outing in a month... and it was the perfect day for it, the sort of day that reminds me why I live here in San Diego! Sunny, warm enough, but with a nice ocean breeze. Just perfect.

I am still working to get caught up after my vacation. For some reason, my body clock took longer than usual to adjust back to this time zone. Today was the first day I woke up at my normal time instead of earlier. I am mostly caught up at my "real" job, but still need to catch up on Annorlunda tasks, and also get ready for a short talk on moving into industry that I've agreed to give at the ACS.

So, not a lot of links this week! But here's what I have:

This piece on Phoenix adjusting to the heat was interesting to read as someone who grew up in the area.

This article about a guy who registered his car with a vanity plate that said NULL will amuse all database developers.

This is an amazing medical mystery story, where the "detective" is the patient.

I spent the flight home listening to podcasts while I crocheted, so I have some recommended listening:

I really enjoyed Krista Tippet's interview with Amichai Lau-Lavie.

Ezra Klein's interview with Varshini Prakash, one of the founders of the Sunrise Movement, is excellent and my pick for the "if you only read/listen to one thing" this week.

I also really enjoyed his interview with Astra Taylor about her book Democracy May Not Exist, But We'll Miss It When It's Gone.

Here's your bunny for the week:

Happy weekend, everyone!

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