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I am the old so there's far too much About Me to make a universal sum up for every potential audience, so instead, enjoy a random collection of media recommendations and an invitation to reach out if you have questions...

Not at all universal sum up

  • πŸ€” Bio: Personally responsible sentient creature. Big nerd energy.
  • 🌱 Backstory #1: I've been writing code and teaching stuff for fun for more than 3 decades.
  • πŸ€– Backstory #2: I've been writing code and teaching stuff for monies for more than 2 decades.
  • πŸ€– Backstory #3: I've been managing teams on and off for fun and monies throughout those decades.
  • 🐘 Community fact #1: I've been an Open Source enthusiast for >30 years.
  • 🐘 Community fact #2: I've been serving the PHP community for >15 years.
  • 🌈 Community fact #3: I've been serving underrepresented developer communities for >10 years.
  • πŸ“š Book fact: I read a few hundred books a year, fiction and non fiction, from the silliest fluff to serious research.
  • 🐐 Goat fact: I keep San Clemente Island goats (an endangered species) and we're registered as Chosen Family Herd.
  • ✨ Special Interests: neuroscience, history, education, technology, systems.

Media recommendations

This is a currated but not definitive list. If you think I'd enjoy something based on what you see here, let me know! I'm always up to trade recommendations. πŸ₯°

πŸ“š Non fiction

  • DevOps / effective management: Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations
  • Neuroscience: How Emotions Are Made
  • Perspective: Thinking in Systems
  • History: Humankind: A Hopeful History
  • Philosophy: Immanuel Kant's Logic
  • Social justice: The Sum of Us
  • Prediction: Incerto (series)

πŸ“š Fiction

  • Aliens: The Gods Themselves, Hail Mary, Bobiverse (series)
  • Cyborgs: Murderbot Diaries (series), Bobiverse (series)
  • AI: Expeditionary Force (series), Robots & Foundation (series), All the Troubles of the World (short story)
  • Romance: Knitting in the City (series), Anna Karinina, Saint of Steel (series)
  • Vampires: Fred, the Vampire Accountant (series)

πŸ“š Young readers

  • Graphic novel: Nimona
  • Historical fiction: The Perilous Gard
  • War & propaganda: Ender's Game
  • Social justice: The Ones Who Walked Away From Omelas (short story)
  • Philosophy: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

πŸ“½ Documentary

  • Propaganda: The Century of the Self
  • Money: Promises, Promises (audio)
  • Technology: Connections (BBC - James Burke)

πŸ“½ Fiction (movies)

  • War: Casablanca
  • Plague: Seventh Seal
  • Greed: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Vanity: Sunset Boulevard
  • Action: Seven Samurai, Bladerunner, Constantine, Shawshank
  • Horror: Get Out, Shirley, Alien, Aliens, 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Comedy: Real Genius, Deadpool, Clue, In & Out, Saving Face, But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Femme Brutal: Hustlers, The Kitchen, Anna, La Femme Nikita, Midsommer
  • Femme Sweet: Clueless, Legally Blonde, Last Holiday, First Wives Club, Spy, Birdcage
  • Young viewers: Coco, Nausicaa Valley of the Wind, Moxie, The Half of It, Life is Beautiful

πŸ“Ί Fiction (episodic)

  • Cyborgs: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  • Jazz: Cowboy Bebop
  • Historical fiction: I, Claudius, The Wire
  • Detectives: Rizzoli & Isles, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Life, Midsummer Murders
  • Murder: Dexter, Deathnote, The Haunting of Hill House
  • Morality play: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Mr Robot
  • Gay: Yuri!! On Ice
  • Young viewers: The Muppet Show, StarTrek: Next Generation, Adventure Time, Stephen Universe

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