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Spring

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To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redness
Of little leaves opening stickily.

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Old Playing Cards

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While cleaning out a spot underneath the stairs, Liz happened across these two cards. It got us wondering how they ever ended up here in the first place. The stairs currently are carpeted, so this must have happened long ago.

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Upcoming Event, 20×2 Chicago: What’s Next?

20x2ChicagoWhatsNext

The format of the event is a really fun (and open) one: each speaker is give 2 minutes to answer the prompt. They can use whatever format they like, so long as they stay within the 2 minute timeline. In addition to just a spoken presentation, others in the past have performed: a poem, a song, created a video. Heck, one presenter even did a live video display of his double jointed arm (which drove the crowd crazy, so you know).

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Code Day

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With my approach now, I’m taking a lot of that initial work (searching, parsing) and letting that take place on the server. Instead of bundling it with the app, I’m using a Node server on Heroku, and also storing some database content via MongoDB.

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Last Tree Standing

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Lately at work, I’ve taken on a new role and am sometimes shuttling between our two offices (we have two locations, on either side of State Street). Along Madison, I noticed last week that there were suddenly fewer trees along the sidewalks. As in – a lot fewer trees.

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Elle King: Kocaine Karolina

elleKing

Partly, it’s the banjo. But I’ve had this looping a fair amount in the background, off and on this week. The lyric “Every morning you wake up alone, just the same. / Who’d want to live longer, anyway?” kind of got stuck in my head, this past week.

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