Bryan Sebesta

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2020-10-05: What We Know, What We Love, What We Seek Dieter F. Uchtdorf: For what we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think …

2020-10-04: David French: For Christians, praying for national leaders is imperative. No matter your politics, …

2020-10-04: "Freedom So Often Means That One Isn't Needed Anywhere" Reading through Mike Sacasas’ wonderful essay on Facebook and community, I encountered this …

2020-10-04: Question for the community here. City, small town/suburb, or rural? And why?

2020-10-03: If you’re interested in storytelling, Christina Wodtke’s article, “The Shape of …

2020-10-02: Gratitude for Play and Playfulness A few weeks ago, Ashley (my wife) asked me to play with her niece and nephews. To be honest, I …

2020-10-01: 📚 Currently Reading: The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. Two chapters in so …

2020-09-15: Can I gush? I’ve had The Light Phone for a month now, and it’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I’m …

2020-08-28: “Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.” …

2020-08-28: I had a dream that Finding Dory was turned into a gritty HBO Max series, where Dory was hired to …

2020-08-26: The Growth of Tools “There are two ranges in the growth of tools: the range within which machines are used to extend …

2020-08-26: Baruch Spinoza's Question I’m running my work bookclub. We’re a small, tight-knit group and are going to read …

2020-08-24: I just got my Light Phone in the mail. I can’t wait to start using this.

2020-08-21: I just added a now page to my blog, which shows a snapshot of my current interests and projects.

2020-08-21: Thought I’d share my current #reading / #book pile. It’s always teetering close to …

2020-08-21: Hope and History and the "Long Defeat" I loved Joe Biden’s Seamus Heaney quote from his DNC speech last night. It’s apparently …

2020-08-18: An important article by Phillip Hunter, that looks at how to craft dialogue for a voice experience …

2020-08-12: Currently reading: In the Vineyard of the Text by Ivan Illich for Mike Sacasas’ Convivial …

2020-08-10: Currently reading: From Dawn to Decadence by Jacques Barzun 📚I’m ashamed of how little I know …

2020-08-08: Photo Challenge Day 8: View. The sun setting over the basin-and-range desert of Utah, taken from …

2020-08-07: Photo Challenge: Daytripping at Bryce Canyon, UT #mbaug

2020-08-06: Photo Challenge Day 6: Bisect. Specifically, the bisection line between the 44th note and the 45th …

2020-08-06: 5 Levels of Conversational AI by Alan Nichol is fantastic. As a conversational / VUI designer, …

2020-08-06: Currently reading: Understanding Comics by Scott Mccloud 📚

2020-08-05: Photo Challenge Day 5: Flow (water, light, people, air) #mbaug

2020-08-05: My wife is listening to the Harry Potter books for the first time, and it makes me SO happy. …

2020-08-04: “thinking globally but acting locally is the little bit that we can personally do” –Dan Cohen, …

2020-08-04: The Ambient Humanity of Twitter and Facebook Dan Cohen’s “Back to the Blog” makes a really interesting point: centralized …

2020-08-04: Thinking Curiously in Public (notes from Tom Critchlow) Tom Critchlow’s visual essay about “Thinking in Public” is fascinating. The actual …

2020-08-04: To function effectively in an environment that precludes everything vital and human is the key to …

2020-08-04: Micro.blog Photo Challenge, Day 4: Peace #mbaug

2020-08-04: My company, RAIN, now has audio branding and a “sonic logo” courtesy of Audio UX in New York …

2020-08-03: By pure chance, tonight I went to the Butterfly Biome at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. Caught …

2020-08-02: Floating (fun with bubbles) #mbaug

2020-08-02: A snap of the moon Up in Utah’s sky tonight #mbaug

2020-08-01: On the purpose of e-bikes This Gizmodo article on e-bikes really changed my perspective. For a while I’ve thought of …

2020-07-31: It’s Harry Potter’s 40th birthday! Time to celebrate with some Butterbeer.

2020-07-30: The Long Web Really enjoyed this article on the Long Web. Favorite parts: Reframing the web: It’s useful …

2020-07-30: I wrote two things in the past two days. This is an improvement of 200% over the past two months. …

2020-07-30: Some reflections on Melvin Kranzberg’s “six laws” of technology …

2020-07-28: A Muscular Empathy This basic extension of empathy is one of the great barriers in understanding race in this country. …

2020-07-28: Digging this definition of design from Caden Damiano: “Design is just the skillset(s) of taking an …