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These are small pieces of text and other media, writing in a hurry, left fleeting in my collection of notes.

The Omnifocus 4 branding feels like it was created for a demisexual trans non-binary space wolf otherkin named Delivery.

I edit my biography in a community app for Black professionals. Other people use the flags of their heritage, and I decide to do the same. Which one goes first, πŸ‡³πŸ‡± or πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡Ή? I was born in the Netherlands, and consider myself not Dutch per se but definitely an Amsterdammer. Truth be told, I’ve never been to SΓ£o TomΓ© and Principe, and the parent who hails from there left when he was ten. I wonder, brushing my teeth before bedtime, whether it’s appropriation for me to use the flag. And then I think of all the brown and Black faces I know, doing just the same, and entirely dignified and correct in doing what they do. It’s one of the prices of growing up Black in a white environment: I wonder when I’ll stop feeling like I’m the racist.

Hey dear Desi, a bit late, but as promised, here are some resources that may be helpful when diving deeper into UX:

I’m surprised by the amount of tourists who came to celebrate New Year’s in Amsterdam, as well as by their shared urge to leave the country on January 1.

I can’t be the first one to see Jonathan Banks' character Mike in the Breaking Bad universe is strongly reminiscent of Kevin Spacey’s Lester in American Beauty.

  • Updated the general UI of this website by adding a softer background color
  • Added a splice method I used earlier to photo posts, which allows me to alter the size of the images served through Cloudinary
  • Merged _notes contents into my _posts folder so that my dated content is organized in a single place (this is convenient for pagination purposes)
  • Styled the tags page
  • Updated layout of an individual tag page so that short notes and posts are grouped accordingly

Knowing I’m at home in Amsterdam is getting on the tram, seeing the same conductor as a few hours ago, spotting various people whose faces I know. A city as a village, but in a non-insular way.

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