Brian Jones

Day One tells me four years ago I spent the day catching some Austin greatest hits before moving: working on my disssertation conclusion at Bennu and picking up lunch at El Chilito.

On non-algorithmic music discovery in The Outline. I can vouch for diving into genre tags on Bandcamp.

Setting up a continuous deployment from GitHub to Netlify of an in-development Gatsby-based project feels a little like magic.

Early morning run in the Kempen

It was decided that a semifinal spot warranted a nationalistic indulgence.

Today’s Columbus-area library workspace is the Martin Luther King branch which has a small African art collection on display.

Knobs is one of my favorite YouTube channels, and this review of and performance with the Meris effects pedals is a great example of why.

I love this mural by Camille Walala at Industry City in Brooklyn

Google Maps API will be moving to paid access only soon. For simple use cases at least, OpenStreeMap is your friend.

This box set of Oregon history comics looks neat.

Chihuly installation with butterflies

I did not know that Doug Sahm was on stage at the Skyline Club for Hank Williams’s last performance before he died.…

A compelling critique of American patriotism by Sam Haselby in Aeon. Implicit in his attribution of American (literal) demonization of the Other to Anglo Puritan roots is the importance of the historiographical perspective synthesized so well in Fernández-Armesto’s Our America.

7 commitments in plan to decolonize social sciences at new African Leadership University include “everything we assign our students will be open source,” “language beyond English,” and “text is not enough.”

Hiding from hunting down Gatsby plugin problems by reading Dijkstra’s “A Short Introduction to the Art of Programming

Today’s Columbus-area library workspace is the Parsons branch. Will stop by Two Dollar Radio on the way out. is a good example of the bubble-gummy contemporary web aesthetic to which I’d like to add some Memphis Design-ish hard edges for my own projects.

Continuing to work on Dutch in Clozemaster which serves as a good step after apps like Duolingo or Memrise. I enjoy supporting a solo developer as well. Going to start reading my Dutch-language comics as part of my study routine soon.

Today’s Columbus-area library workspace is the Bexley Public Library. First day working on a component-based layout system for Austin Music history project.

Louisville Marathon starting line

GraphiQL has been a lifesaver in getting my head around how GraphQL wants to be used.

Interesting examination by Glenn Fleishmann of the maintenance burden of COBOL in government and financial industry

Today’s Columbus-area library workspace is the Whetstone Branch.

Using Surge for some ephemeral demonstration deployments today has been a super convenience.

Pretty sure that April 19 snow is officially the latest snow we’ve had while living in Columbus. Real drag.