4 Months of Freelance – Taking Time.

I burnt out. Earlier this year my brain hit a max that I should have identified earlier but thems the learnings. In February I had a lot going on in life that I was going at head down and with the attitude of “onward through the fog” – not great.

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Jess Joyce

Inspired.

I draw a lot on inspiration for working on the web and in my career from places outside the web. Mostly in other creative fields like music and acting and lately cooking. I have been a giant music fan my whole life but have zero musical talent. I wanted to

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Jess Joyce

Her Name is Margaret Hamilton

Yesterday I saw a lot of gifs going around on some of the great people who were honoured with the Freedom Medal from Obama. Such wonderful people included Ellen, Tom Hanks, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordon, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, Bill & Melinda Gates and more. You can see the whole

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Jess Joyce

5 Thoughts on Sigur Rós’ Route One. 

I was working from home today and had a plan to not listen to any music. Well, after checking the internet streams late in the morning, found I just happened to be lucky enough to catch the lifestream of Sigur Rós’ Route One for quite a few hours and have

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Jess Joyce

Radiohead are My Favourite Marketers.

I remember being 16 years old, sitting in front of my boombox, legs crossed, waiting for Paranoid Android to be played on the radio with a finger on the record button ready to tape the new Radiohead single. Today it’s a bit different, now I use the internet, making recording

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Jess Joyce

Rdio I’ll Miss You & Fav Albums of 2015.

Music streaming service Rdio is shutting down for now, as it’s been acquired by Pandora. The whole adjustment has felt like a slow breakup to me. Slowly they’ve shut down pieces, including opening the Rdio app on my phone just to receive these sad messages and opening the app at

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November – I’m alive

November list is a bit late and in all my attempts to get this posted on time, life takes a steep uphill at this time of year and December is in full swing. The upside though is Canada is experiencing Fall part 2 and it doesn’t feel much like Christmas

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Women in Tech Toronto – Launched.

My lovely developer friend Amanda and I were chatting in a Slack group about a month ago, and found the conversation not what we were expecting. So we ran through a few options in our heads and decided with the rise of slack that we’d start our own. I purchased

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October #jesslist – Dancing on Glass

October has been a great month. Lots going on and amazing things happening around, as is reflective in this playlist I think. There’s a lot of exciting music coming out too, I’m really excited for the new Elle Goulding Album and the possibility of getting to see her live!

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