These are things that speak to me, inspire me, or that I admire in some way.


"Form ever follows function." - Louis Sullivan

"Good artists copy. Great artists steal." - Steve Jobs

"The constraint of the medium defines the art." - Sariah Jane Bunnel

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission." - Grace Hopper (#LegendaryProgrammer #WomenInTech)

"When it is broken, it is the best time to fix it." - a fortune cookie I opened once

"In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess." - The Zen of Python

"Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

Working software over comprehensive documentation

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

Responding to change over following a plan" - The Agile Manifesto

The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. - Twelve Principles of Agile Software

Books (fiction, entertainment)

Books (business, self-help)


That's right, Star Wars is no longer on my list. Although, much like Gone with the Wind, it changed history - everything we know and experience about firm - it unfortunately is too difficult to explain to those who are not of the era. It has not passed the test of timelessness.


  • Braun Series 7 790cc (most available) 7893s (what I have, less expensive)
  • Braun (Oral B) Electric Toothbrush White Pro 1000 (please, just get the base model, your teeth are not bluetooth compatible)


Video Games



These aren't all brands that I perfectly align with, nor necessarily products that I buy, but they are brands that speak to me, inspire me, or that I admire in some way.

  • ppl (of course)
  • Apple
  • Nintendo
    • Zelda
  • POM Wonderful
  • Chick-fil-a
  • Subaru
  • Nike
  • Lego
  • Levi's
  • Lucky Brand Jeans
  • American Express
  • Coca Cola
  • Mountain Dew
  • IKEA
  • Dr Pepper
  • Heroku
  • Starbucks
  • Vermont (not really a brand, but it's a thing, for sure)
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Ubuntu
  • Golang
  • Rust
  • nodejs
  • Ruby
  • Square-Enix
    • Final Fantasy