All my life, my favorite hobby has been reading. As a troublemaking child, this was fortunate because while it was easy to ground me and take away my Playstation, it was harder for my parents to ground me and take away a book. As I’ve grown up, this love of reading has also encouraged the hoarding of books. I often find myself in a bookstore thinking, “Hey, I’d like to read this one day,” and then suddenly I’m on my way home with four books. It’s this habit that makes moving apartments much more difficult than it needs to be.

Anyways, I tend to do the same thing for the tech/computing/CSish things I want to read online. Blog posts, papers, conference talks, forum discussions – I keep finding interesting things and stashing them away for later. Unfortunately for me, I’m really inconsistent about where I save them. Sometimes it’s a favorited tweet, or maybe it goes in one of three or four bookmarks folders, depending on how organized I’m feeling that day. If I’m feeling particularly passionate about something I just read, maybe I’ll even retweet it.

In hopes of reducing the chaos of my to-read (or watch) list, I spent tonight trying to pull together everything from all the places I could remember and chucked it all in a GitHub repo.

a big list of things to read and watch

The digital twin of me wandering a bookstore is me reading through a long list of recommendations or otherwise aggregated content, looking to grow my never-ending stack of content to consume. If you’re looking for something to read and you’re feeling more Calvin than Calvin and Hobbes, I hope my backlog (there’s a Jira joke to be made somewhere…) can help point you in a good direction.

You can find my list of things I think are interesting to read and watch here.