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Currently: Designer at @ProPublica. Formerly: @Harmonix, @happycog. Perpetually: Art, music, film. Take my hand with your glove of love.

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I have found the one stock image to rule them all. https://t.co/XkUhzMFf2r“The hammer of criminal justice is the preferred tool of a society that has run out of ideas.” https://t.co/gs2vinbVQ4“Soper kept typing, warning that the government had lost ‘common sense.’” https://t.co/Z1Ir5I5XKW
5/26
2016
@waynekoby Oh man, I assume you’re joking, but I hope you’re not, because I would LOVE that.I started watching The Americans, and I’m impressed by how these spies manage to have all this incognito sex without their wigs coming off.Lest we forget, algorithms reflect human biases. This one wrongly predicts higher recidivism risk for black people. https://t.co/VXDjk5vtZg
5/23
2016
Today’s sad news is an opportunity to remember that expressing thanks for things that move us is never time wasted. https://t.co/JlJGwp3ISOAnd then there was the time dozens of @RockBand fanatics scoured my online existence to try to solve this mystery. https://t.co/TttNDz9vjSTo wit: https://t.co/yHnRDmk9aFAnd now the great Nick Menza has left us. I never got anywhere with the drums, but he was the guy who made me want to. Another tearful RIP.Should women be able to vote? Should women be able to speak? Should women be able to breathe? Conundrums. https://t.co/UELj1zKnsB
5/22
2016
Tonight was the night @tangentialism changed my life with a Sisters of Mercy karaoke performance.
5/21
2016
The design thinking behind @ProPublica’s latest iOS and Android apps https://t.co/JtckpIYZXh
Retweeted by Rob WeychertThe onomatopoeia quality of Trump’s airstair. https://t.co/IYePc2EMSo30(!) pages of notes and this collection of highlights tells me @hannahsbirch is @aneventapart’s best attendee ever. https://t.co/kOsG9jOpV1
5/19
2016
One of many magic moments in chronological Prince listening: Dirty Mind coda “Partyup” dovetailing perfectly with Controversy’s title track.“Here was Cinderella’s glass slipper, tiny and magical and impossible, rendered as sartorial expectation.” https://t.co/pP39hvtTZV
5/18
2016
@MerrittJMerritt Other narrow misses include Jailbreak (March) and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (September). @cadler I usually just call that “being awake.”profiles in courage. https://t.co/Oqii2JfiKz
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5/17
2016
@hannahsbirch That @bigmediumjosh knows how to pander. /cc @larrylegendJust FYI, @abookapart is getting even better. https://t.co/6n8dwscQRr
5/16
2016
“Why bother paying a premium for the name-brand stuff?” I say, standing in the toilet paper aisle, congratulating myself too soon.♩ I verified the math ♩ and double-checked the syntax @lowtheband always gets stuck in my head when I’m coding. https://t.co/i3y9PjgYfm“In terms of our liberal democracy and constitutional order, Trump is an extinction-level event.” A must-read. https://t.co/unSoC6o0khMy block just got NYC’s new LED street lights, which is good news for anyone with a burning desire to see my neighborhood from outer space.
5/15
2016
@shauninman Thinking back on that grind decades later, I wonder if it had a significant role in exacerbating my obsessive tendencies.
5/14
2016
The most salient point about Sanders’s electability: his vulnerability to attack is still untested. https://t.co/dlUnAPrT4d“If you can’t win anymore, you can only lose.” https://t.co/oCdUiuqjsBInteresting read on how the design of social media platforms is inadvertently proliferating the lunatic fringe. https://t.co/q9GofziCIf
5/13
2016
1985, home of the American Music Award for “Favorite Black Single,” announced by the whitest folks they could find. https://t.co/Q3wHHBNPwm @drinkerthinker Its natural habitat.Starting to think @whitelungband’s @KennethWilliamM is his generation’s Johnny Marr. Such an inventive guitarist. https://t.co/Kvqhcp7z7WI’ve often wondered if I’d bite if this ever happened. Now I have my answer. See you soon, Chicago. https://t.co/KdmDC4Li2E
5/12
2016
Are users of other third-party Twitter clients having this issue? Is it the Twitter API or is it @tweetbot? https://t.co/XbnXUPianj @tangentialism @tweetbot Usually when I can’t find a recent like, it was a retweet whose original is further back in the chronology.My @tweetbot Activity tab is omitting random likes that are otherwise visible in Twitter’s notifications. Any other users having this issue? @iamrumz @FictiveCameron Trends are typically self-consciously anti-convention. I’m more interested in novel ideas that occur organically. @FictiveCameron If I may toot my own horn, I wish this perennial, tedious argument would go more in this direction: https://t.co/N9hiAkCnGJThe latest from @lenagroeger’s excellent Visual Evidence column explains typography’s importance beyond aesthetics. https://t.co/NrFKqldsU2Wait, let me make some popcorn first. https://t.co/L9cejaJLmz
5/11
2016
@davedawson I’ll leave that to your internet sleuthing skills for now. 😛Just stumbled upon a 2015 forum post in which hobbyist animators say nice things about an amateur film I made in 1998. Kinda made my night.“Remember when everybody used to have those arguments about who’s better, Michael Jackson or Prince? Prince won.” https://t.co/Xpkji09TjDhttps://t.co/vdwS19ARkeLots of great takeaways from @mikeindustries’s ruminations on his time leading design at Twitter. https://t.co/7jLnFPNsBNIf you make websites, @j9t’s indices of HTML elements and CSS properties are super handy. https://t.co/sh5AIQxh6f https://t.co/ZSPKq327iMLearn about the misinformation hives known as “crisis pregnancy centers” with @FullFrontalSamB and @pattonoswalt. https://t.co/d6wmHKs2aN
5/10
2016
@mikeindustries @nathanperetic Nice! Looks like I’ve got a lot of Mike D reading to do tonight. @nathanperetic @mikeindustries Aha! Totally overlooked the units. Thanks! @mikeindustries Instapaper’d! In the meantime, care to share how you did your responsive type without a million breakpoints? I’m stumped.
5/9
2016
“And [Ted Cruz] meant it. He had to. At the Supreme Court, there were real consequences for institutional nihilism.” https://t.co/ag1HsH4Kxf“What these podcasters [want] is the same tool web publishers have used… to systematically ruin web content…” https://t.co/J7bcYbntdZ
5/8
2016
In my dream, I was concerned about @essl and @VictoriaMia’s plan to combine our neighboring suburban land for the Gathering of the Juggalos.
5/7
2016
Today I signed up for @venmo. I’m stunned that it has a social component, a privacy nightmare turned on by default. Use @SquareCash, people!Perfection. https://t.co/5z5v1AhP2SThat little dissonant detour in the chorus of “Sometimes It Snows in April.”https://t.co/NL64vO0DUEThis isn’t about partisan polarization, but it does seem to reflect our growing tendency toward knee-jerk opinions. https://t.co/RM3UsVipz0The main reason I care about the Web is because it's the world's biggest software platform that isn't owned. https://t.co/czRLdJPQmf
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5/6
2016
Beiber show in my hood tonight. Easily accessible via Long Island Railroad and 11 subway lines. The night air is a cacophony of car horns.An app to monitor how often you say “thank you.”
5/5
2016
💜 #7hours13days #NothingCompares2U
Retweeted by Rob Weychert.@ProPublica is hiring an audience & engagement editor. Help us make readers/communities a central part of our work. https://t.co/1oajsKdUcm
Retweeted by Rob WeychertWith new columns and newsletters, ProPublica is trying to attract new readers and have more fun https://t.co/HQktVTE4pQ
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5/4
2016
“All of us need to be able to reach out and just fix stuff. There’s nothing that’s unforgivable.” https://t.co/laM6prNK6e
5/3
2016
Upon opening today, @gourdough was missing ingredients that prevented them from making roughly ¾ of their menu. 😕
5/2
2016
I think one of the things I love about music is that it seems like both a miracle and an inevitability.Looks like you can’t bring guns into the Texas Capitol. #ComeAndTakeIt
5/1
2016
“1984 was the greatest pop radio summer ever [because] everybody was trying to make their own Prince record.” https://t.co/Bkk8Ggezlb“He is feeling it because everyone is feeling it and he is everyone.” https://t.co/ccj5k3PBlH
4/30
2016
@mantwan @natalievi I’ll be in touch!Getting started in Austin by seeing a Richard Linklater movie at the Alamo Drafthouse seems appropriate.
4/29
2016
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4/27
2016
I am loving this new Charlie Rose branding, espcially the type lock-ups with the huge quotation marks. https://t.co/KvHvRABBDY
Retweeted by Rob WeychertNo more skipping live shows of artists that are important to me. No more opportunity for that regret. See everyone at least once, ASAP.Even if it had ever occurred to me that Prince was mortal, I couldn’t have anticipated the magnitude of the loss. I’m still so sad.
4/25
2016
“I can’t be in this world and see this much pain and suffering and not do something.”–Prince (via Van Jones) https://t.co/LV6iXqMctm
Retweeted by Rob WeychertJustin Metz and @pablodelcan knocked this illustration out of the park. https://t.co/NBbiLq3cTS https://t.co/LAPuqRXBx5
4/24
2016
@FictiveCameron Probably not anytime soon. https://t.co/liqkAomvrS @FictiveCameron There are some UX rough edges I can’t seem to get past; it can’t sync with iOS devices; metadata features are less robust. @FictiveCameron It’s a good app and worth trying, but it’s not as mature a product as iTunes (admittedly, that’s a good thing in some ways).“I remember a little scuffle broke out… one night and Prince said, ‘Stop fighting, you’ll mess up your clothes.’” https://t.co/poQbr8BqBS
4/23
2016
@essl I never turned that on. Shit show from day one.After 5 months with @swinsian, I’m switching back to iTunes. Many reasons, but the final straw is the need to have Prince songs on my phone.
4/22
2016
@mikeindustries @gruber George Harrison had already been gone a few years. That’s his son Dhani.Spike Lee’s block party honoring Prince is the first thing I’ve smiled at all day. https://t.co/8CbKam6SLnTaking a slightly different route home tonight. https://t.co/9Do9XE33TAThis sucks.Eric Clapton was asked about how it felt to be the world's best guitarist. His response: "I don't know. Ask Prince".
Retweeted by Rob Weychert“When you were mine You were all I ever wanted to do Now I spend my time Following him whenever he’s with you”Nation Too Sad To Fuck Even Though It’s What Prince Would Have Wanted https://t.co/iybsBCN1co https://t.co/4fsFa1SCza
Retweeted by Rob WeychertI designed this @ProPublica app promo page two weeks ago. Every time I see it, “Take Me With U” plays in my head. https://t.co/HZc4IfBaVg @theledu When we met, this wasn’t the first thing you told me about yourself. I hope your means of introducing yourself have since improved.57 could be the lifespan on whatever amazing, sticky, purple sex planet he was from. He was likely 35,060 in Prince years, none wasted.
Retweeted by Rob Weychert @markdorison If there’s someone out there who doesn’t, I don’t want anything to do with them.That time when the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was being reliably boring and then Prince burned the fucking place down. https://t.co/Crcw8jBYdZPrince, if you can still hear, thank you for your musical genius, love and hiring KILLER lady musicians when no one else would. We owe you.😓
Retweeted by Rob WeychertPurple Rain was one of the first albums I ever got. I loved it. Still do. When the PMRC denounced it, I became obsessed with it. RIP Prince.
4/21
2016
The regrettable two-handed nature of the post-iPhone 6 landscape has infected the NYC subway with a wicked scourge of pole-huggers.
4/20
2016

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