Author: toni

  • Starting Out

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    After 10 years of thinking about it (overthinking, really) I’ve finally started making a video for YouTube. As all “first” videos go, this one is about how it’s the first video I’m making. I hate that. But as much as videos about making videos absolutely GRIND MY GEARS, I need to get this navel-gazing bullshit…

  • Project Hail Mary

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    VERY good book. Just finished it today. Arguably even better than The Martian. DEFINITELY better than Artemis. Couldn’t put it down. Sucks because i had a sleepless night, but does go to show how awesome and captivating the story is.

  • Mixing Visualized

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    If you get past the weird aesthetic choices (and BOY are they weird) and learn to enjoy them, then this is an amazing resource for understanding how sound mixing works (especially in the context of making music):

  • Funny Books (from NYT)

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    Whenever I finish a good book (it was Ready Player One this time), I find myself in a reading slump. So, I’m going to keep a list of resources to refer to when I’m looking for a new book to check out from the library. This article from the New York Times has a list…

  • Make Your Own Rules by Andrew Huang

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    I was not excited when Andrew Huang announced that he would be writing a book. I’ve been online long enough to be weary of “books written by YouTubers”. But that was unfair of me. Andrew Huang has been a goldmine of awesome and entertaining videos, helpful and useful advice, as well as a very large…

  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown

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    Just finished reading Essentialism by Greg McKeown. For me this was a very “front loaded” self-help book (one of my least favorite kinds). Most of the advice that the book has to offer is revealed in the introductory chapters. What fallows, then, is just a bunch of examples of how the advice can be applied…

  • Sorry to my two (2) RSS Followers

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    Changing to a different blogging platform. Again. I’m very sorry.

  • I’ve Been Reading

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    I have been hardcore reading these past couple of months. I went from having read 4 books in 2023 to 14 in the span of 60 days. It started with joining a book club where we were all reading Infinite Jest (that’s still in progress), but as I was reading that, I also started reading…

  • Corpo Brain

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    You spent the first five years trying to get with the plan And the next five years trying to be with your friends again First of all — we’re bringing back using lyrics as status messages, cryptic posts, etc. We’ve cowered under the pressure of "what if it’s cringe" for many years, and now it seems…

  • Coffee Joy

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    I’ve had to stop drinking coffee because it was adding fuel to the fire of my anxiety. I hate doing these "responsible" things because while they make my overall life better (less anxiety is always good) they steal little moments of joy from me. Making a V60 coffee when I get up has been my…