Reading Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto Watched Page Eight (2011)


I’m Jack Reid. I’m an engineering manager for BuzzFeed, living in North London.

At BuzzFeed I work on building websites. My projects there have been pretty varied; if you’re interested you can read a bit more about my work history here. It’s certainly a better account of me than my GitHub or my LinkedIn. Something that’s a common thread through my whole time and BuzzFeed and earlier is a focus on accessible web technology, there’s a bit more about that on the work page too.

Outside of BuzzFeed my personality is unfortunately a thin layer over the last few things I’ve read, listened to, or watched. For that reason most of this website is a catalog of the media I’ve consumed and enjoyed. My degree was English & Politics in name but a mixture of political science, critical theory and digital humanities in practice. That’s formed a lot of my interests ever since.

I track the films I’ve watched and the books I’ve read, but I also post highlight from articles I read online. You can even see what I’ve got saved to read later in Pocket. I haven’t really worked out a way to do something similar for music and podcasts yet, but rest assured I’m consuming that an unhealthy rate too. Read more about this weird media diet fixation here.

For some rare pieces of original thought, there’s my notes (think tweets) and blog.

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