While listening to a book, I noticed a strange series of syllables that I simply could not comprehend. I took the phone from my pocket, stared at the text, and replayed it. Turns out the word "environments" is mispronounced as enviRONments, with an odd stress pattern and an

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Reading with iOS VoiceOver and Speak Screen

For the past few months, I've been using iOS VoiceOver and Speak Screen as a sighted user to avoid carsickness while reading during bus commutes. I wanted to use my transit time to read articles and make progress on books, so this was my way of dealing with the motion

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Highlights from The Creative Habit

While on vacation, I read Twyla Tharp's The Creative Habit and found that it was full of advice that could easily be applied to many creative endeavors, from building kickboxing combos to journaling to writing code. Here are some highlights from my reading, grouped by themes: Forward momentum: Any approach

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Several Ada alumns and I are playing Advent of Code, which is like an advent calendar for coding challenges. A new level is release each day during December 1st - Dec 25th. As you progress through the levels, you unlock more of the storyline. This is my third participating, and

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My first exposure to 2600 was several years ago, when I visited Ada's Technical Books at its old location near Roy Street Coffee on Capitol Hill. They had several backcopies for sale, and I picked up an issue. This was before I started working in tech, and most of the

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