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I'm Justin. I'm a data journalist who likes making and eating cookies and pastries.

I enjoy fiber crafts (sewing, crochet, cross-stitch), have entirely too many books I haven't gotten around to reading, and occasionally dabble in electronics projects. (I was an EE major in college, but I've only worked in newsrooms since then.)

Reach out if you're interested in programming (Ruby, Python, R, JS), journalism, or making things!

@rysiek The flipside to this, of course, is that when you use a domain for e-mail you should think of it as a commitment to hold on to that domain forever, or at least many years after you stop using it. #InfoSec

I absolutely want to do this project *in conversation with* people who developed and distributed and played these games back in the 8-bit era.

So, if you were writing, playing, or distributing weird computer games before, say, 1985 I'd love to talk to you about it!

Please tell the greybeards in your life that I'd like to speak to them.

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children, feeding, formula shortage 

As I was telling another parent earlier this week: I'm used to this kind of scramble and panic-clicking and such for weird tech preorders or for event tickets.

I shouldn't be doing this just so I can feed my child.

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children, feeding, formula shortage 

Thankfully, my daughter's health would allow us to transition to a different one if we need to—but that process takes time, and there are more problems if you have to switch all at once.

(And that's assuming that whatever we switch _to_ is on the shelves when we need it!)

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children, feeding, formula shortage 

In "better" times, I was searching all over Chicago to help a friend (whose kid is about the same age as mine) find one of the specialty formulas mentioned in the article—at its pre-gouging price of $50 to $60 for 2 days' worth.

We had people all over the country helping find some for that family, and that was a month and a half ago. Things have only gotten worse since then, and now a lot of those same friends are trying to help me find _our_ formula.

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children, feeding, formula shortage 

nytimes.com/2022/05/10/us/baby

It's absurd how much work parents are having to do just to find infant formula right now.

I've had family members helping me look across several states to find my daughter's formula—and that's one of the "normal" ones. I literally haven't seen it on a shelf anywhere in _months_.

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It is the _strangest_ feeling to stub your toe on a piled-up weighted blanket.

Moved instances, so it's time for a proper !

I'm Justin. I'm a data journalist who likes making and eating cookies and pastries.

I enjoy fiber crafts (sewing, crochet, cross-stitch), have entirely too many books I haven't gotten around to reading, and occasionally dabble in electronics projects. (I was an EE major in college, but I've only worked in newsrooms since then.)

Reach out if you're interested in programming (Ruby, Python, R, JS), journalism, or making things!

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