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irafcummings

@irafcummings@mastodon.design

Leading design to deliver better business outcomes.

Pro equality and inclusion. Feminist. Anti-racist. Anti-nationalism. Anti-fascist. Doing the best that I can to be an ally and a decent person.

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irafcummings, to random
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I’m not a Meta fan by any stretch of imagination, but I have an IG account. How concerned should I be about privacy issues with WhatsApp?

irafcummings, to random
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It feels a little bit weird to be happy about the passing of time (it’s a finite resource after all), but it is nice to think about spending time with fam and friends for a couple days. What’s everybody looking forward to?

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 Dude, that’s awesome! Happy B-day in advance!!! Mine is on the 7th. Godzilla x Kong looks pretty fun.

irafcummings, to random
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Is anybody aware of freelance (or contract/consultant/fractional) worker network? I’m looking for a group of people to connect with around challenges, resources, networking, etc. Doesn’t have to be design specific.

irafcummings, to random
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I cranked out a SaaS app dashboard today in 4.5 hours. It was not worth it.

jake4480, to HipHop
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Well, I spoke too soon. Another one I can't believe I missed last year. And it is 🔥

I love The Roots and Black Thought is one of the greatest rappers to ever walk Earth, so this record he did with El Michels Affair shoulda been a no-brainer. It came out just 10 days after my birthday last year and I somehow heard NOTHING about it until a couple days ago.

https://elmichelsaffair.bandcamp.com/album/glorious-game

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 I hadn’t, but I started listening and I definitely want to go back to listen to the full album.

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 Sounds interesting! I've been listening to the new IDLES record and found a Bandcamp that puts it stoner/doom comps. So I've got a backlog 😂

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 Yup! Just grabbed a couple but each one is like 70 tracks.

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Day off means some Diablo IV as I listen to Memoriam as a self-reward for tidying the house

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 What’s your take on the latest season? My friends bounced off it last season and it’s not a ton of fun alone.

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I’m going to my first show in (maybe?) four years tonight! Things went off the rails with the move to the suburbs and Covid. I’m so psyched to be back at it and seeing live music. It’s been way too long.

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 Going to see Militarie Gun, Spiritual Cramp, and a couple other openers that I’m not really familiar with.

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 I’m a bigger fan of Spiritual Cramp than MG, but they’re both great. Their album “Television” was wall-to-wall bangers for me. No way about the Hives cover! Which song?

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 Yeah really fun cover. Their singer’s vocals totally remind me of late ‘70s, early ‘80s post punk singers. Like Gun Club or something.

irafcummings, to random
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Such a weird thing: with Design undergoing an existential crisis, I’ve been thinking a lot about how the label of “designer” is important to me. I pride myself on being pretty dynamic, and that has given my career longevity. Do I need to let go of that label to stay relevant?

irafcummings, to random
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I'm starting a blog post(s) about product vision. I haven’t written long-form content in a while and it’s hard.

irafcummings, to random
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How do people use Soundcloud? I don’t really understand the use case.

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 I feel somewhat vindicated that it’s not just me. I guess you can follow artists? But not like…save their music or something? IDK

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So, THIS shreds. Band is called '92. They're from Long Beach. Their self-titled EP comes out February 23. It's hardcore, kinda - their one guitarist is wearing a Helmet shirt in their photo on Bandcamp. I hear the Helmet, and there's some RATM and other great stuff in there. The RIFFAGE. Linking both to this video and their Bandcamp below it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfbPpX5Cfec

https://ninexdeuce.bandcamp.com/album/92

#hardcore #ninexdeuce #riffs

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 Oh man. Serious early aughts vibes.

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 I hear a good bit of NYCxHC, especially Madball in addition to those references that you mentioned. And thank you for being the last person I know that remembers Orange 9mm. They played one of my first ever shows (’01 maybe?).

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 I have such a soft spot for Orange 9mm in my heart. It always seemed like they had something special. 25 Ta Life wasn't my thing but I definitely remember them being around.

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@jake4480 I think I’ve only seen H20 once, maybe? SOIA were the first HC band that I was super into. I wore out the “Built to Last” CD.

jake4480, (edited ) to punk
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I mentioned this album on Wednesday, but now that it's out and I just listened to all of it, I can confirm that 'The Future is the Pits' is a certified banger. SEVERAL times as I was listening, I was like, DAMN this is catchy! The WHOLE thing is.

If you like fun, raucous bluesy garage rock/punk, Australia's Sick Fizz are definitely for you. What an ALBUM. Another serious contender for my top 20 that I can't currently see something knocking off the list.

https://sickfizz.bandcamp.com/album/the-future-is-the-pits

#GarageRock #GaragePunk #SickFizz #punk #PunkRock #AustralianBands #TheFutureIsThePits #bluesy #IndieMusic #IndieRock

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 Adding to my “Check out” list!

irafcummings, to random
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I’m enjoying this s/t album from Bad Nerves that came out a few years ago. It reminds me of early White Reaper: https://open.spotify.com/album/2bs2CFgfCEYfNCwfholBYd?si=1tm405fkTbW6GPaUg0JvEA

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 Can’t recommend White Reaper enough.

irafcummings,
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@jake4480 I like the older stuff a bit better, so “White Reaper Does It Again” and “The World’s Best American Band” would be my recommendation.

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