Generally, these "About Me" pages contain a lot of information about someone's career or education, but I honestly don't think that gives anyone a good idea who I am. You can find all of that on my LinkedIn page, if that's what you're looking to learn.
Instead, read on if you want to learn a little more about the things I love.
While I love listening to so many different music genres, I have found myself settling into a steady stream of jazz (and related genres such as blues). I've tried to explore all the unique different genres under this category and have thoroughly enjoyed so many songs that it's hard to list. Besides jazz, I always fall back on my favorite hip-hop artists, such as 6lack, Mac Miller, and Kendrick Lamar.
Here's a list of my top played songs over the last year:
|1||I Put A Spell On You||Nina Simone||I Put A Spell On You|
|2||Love Is Here To Stay||Harry Connick, Jr.||When Harry Met Sally... Soundtrack|
|3||They Can't Take That Away From Me||Sarah Vaughan||Swingin' Easy|
|4||I Got Rhythm||Judy Garland||The Complete Decca Masters (Plus)|
|5||Hello, Dolly!||Louis Armstrong||Hello, Dolly!|
|6||The Man I Love||Etta James||Melrose Place Jazz: Upstairs at MP|
|7||At Last||Etta James||At Last!|
|8||Begin the Beguine||Artie Shaw||The Essential Artie Shaw|
|9||My Funny Valentine||Chet Baker||Chet Baker Love Songs - EP|
|10||Strange Fruit||Billie Holiday||Lady Sings the Blues|
I have been struggling to enjoy recently-released movies and television shows, so I'm just going to list a few of my all times favorites here instead. No particular order implied.
|Lost In Translation||2003|
|Midnight In Paris||2011|
|In A Lonely Place||1950|
|That '70s Show||1998|
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||2005|
|The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||1990|
I actually have not been able to read much in the last year or two, but I've been reflecting on the works below and have continuously thought about them, so they obviously have made an impact on me.
|1||Notes of a Native Son||James Baldwin||1955|
|2||Sonny's Blues||James Baldwin||1957|
|3||Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?||Philip K. Dick||1968|
|4||A People's History of the United States||Howard Zinn||1980|
Being a '90s child, you can imagine that the height of video games to me were pixelated and unusually difficult to master - I still absolutely love platform games like Donkey Kong Country. However, time marches on and new games come out every year. So, what am I playing now? It's actually a pretty short list, since I've been playing games that let me start and stop easily.
This section could contain a massive amount of information since my life revolves around technology. However, I'll keep it short. I automate quite a few things in my home, such as lighting and appliances, through a self-hosted Home Assistant instance I have running on my Raspberry Pi. I also run a Plex server for all of the personal media I own.
I've upgraded both of my entertainment centers to contain a sound bar and subwoofer combination (3.1 channel), but I would really like to experiment with a set of HiFi headphones to see how they feel.