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So this is the new year...

...and I don't feel any different


If you were also obsessed with Death Cab for Cutie in the early aughts, you knew the reference to the track "The New Year" from the album Transatlanticism without my even having to finish the second half.


I've been listening to music that makes me feel nostalgic (in a good way) recently, and this album evokes a whole period of my late adolescence.


I don't really do resolutions. I did an intention for the year for a while. The last few years I've been working on good routines and habits. (And no, I am not going to share which habits I am focused on right now. I'm weirdly superstitious like that.)


Why are you reading this on my website instead of on Substack or Medium?


Back in November I read Substack has a Nazi Problem in The Atlantic. Like others, I hoped the article would inspire some action from Team Substack. Alas, they seem devoted enough to capitalism to enable Nazis to profit while disguising the whole disgusting thing as a First Amendment issue. Fuck that noise. (The Women in Dataviz newsletter will probably move, too, after I consult with our team of moderators.)


Last August, Medium launched its "improved" Partner Program, except that it was the proverbial not-broken thing that they tried to fix anyway.


So here I am, where I dictate the terms of service and run the whole nonexistent Partner Program. I'll import my posts from my ex-platforms at some point soon, so don't fret if you wanted to read about how I got laid off from Cart.com again or catch the next installment of Charts in the Wild.


As much as I love writing about all things data, neurodiversity, and work culture, I have some new topics in mind for this year, too. I'll continue writing Meet the DataFam, the occasional Metrics Monday or Three Thursday Things, and Charts in the Wild, and I'll do my best to post the links in all the social places.


That's all for now.













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