This blog post is the first in a series of posts I’ll be attempting to make every week to help me reflect on the things I’ve read this week. You can check out the read this week tag for more entries in the future.
I track my reading habits using Reading.am and occasionally, I work on providing a week review of the things I’ve read here with a short blurb. This is my way of writing a really short book report but not for books and definitely not a report.
Yak Shaving Defined - I’ll get that done, as soon as I shave this yak.
Scott has a habit of cranking out some really useful posts and this, by far, is one that I have bookmarked and revisit often. Yak shaving is amazingly well depicted by that GIF he uses from Malcolm in the Middle:
Blavity’s August Review: Curls, podcasts and #BlackGirlMagic
If you haven’t noticed already, I’m a very big fan of Blavity. The minute I found out about it, I’ve taken extra time out of my day to read the published content and mention it to friends. I have a hoodie and a t-shirt. I’m potentially obsessed, heh.
I’m also glad to see New York City at the top of the list of places that hits Blavity the most1. This and the geographic move to the East Coast are things to keep an eye out for. The East Coast’s the best coast, by the way.
All Websites Look The Same
Where is the lie? Hegemonic thoughts leads to hegemonic stuff .
It’s not something that can be readily solved with an off-the-shelve algorithm2, or with empty quotes for close to 5 years stating “We’re working hard on fixing shit whilst not ever attempting to hire from places that are predominately NOT like us”. Anjuan hits home with this.
Because books with physical pages are still cool.
Slavery By Another Name
Right now, I’m going over the chapter Slavery is Not A Crime in Slavery By Another Name. This book, I have to say, is one that I’ve found so interesting, I’ve legit re-read pages close to five times before advancing. Blackmon condenses a lot on each page and still manages to make it paint a picture of the events as they played out in the eras mentioned in the book. If you don’t have it, buy it.
The ThoughtWorks Anthology 2
Also, this book implicitly reinforced the idea of needing to not be afraid to look into the source code. This, in itself, can be a whole blog post.
That’s it for this week. I take suggestions for things to read very openly via email or Twitter. Let’s see if I can keep this up !