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Pandemic Listening Diary

Working from home has given me a blessed opportunity to have lots of music in my life again. Listening tied down to a set of headphones at my desk just isn’t enough. For a bunch of reasons. Word has come down that we’re returning to the office on July 12 — what should I listen to between now and then? After that, it will be mostly CDs. Updated through June 16, 2021.

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New Music

And I realized that since my college days I hadn’t really been keeping up with the world of serious music. It’s really true that by the time you’re 30 you’re pretty set in your musical tastes, and it’s surprising that people who enjoy contemporary classical music (like myself) are subject to the same phenomenon. So here are my efforts at hoisting myself out of a possible rut.

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Data Viz Failure

A common problem with commercial printing can lead to some odd results. I used to move in those circles back in the day, when I was a print production manager for advertising agencies. When I went “on-press,” meaning I went to the printing plant to watch the sheets come off the press to make sure…

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