The Sweet Spot
On software, engineering leadership, and anything shiny.


Found over at “Tiny Mix Tapes” – a mixtape suggestion/request service. Surprisingly poetic (well, most). Gives you a good glimpse into music uses & gratifications.

after you left i had nothing to come home to anymore
requested by: dee

I need a bank robbin� mix.
Requested By: Bonnie

And at once it came. Out of the darkness of the doorway.
Requested by: csl

A mix for that sunny Sunday late morning/early afternoon, when you�re sort of lying in bed and staring at the ceiling or out the window with lots of natural light pouring onto you, warming you with the feeling that you�ve got nothing to do today but think.
Requested by: Spencer

songs to put ikea furniture together to
requested by: allen wrench

I�m a high school drop out and she�s almost through her masters program.
Requested by: Joey

You make me morning poetry and fajitas, how could I not love you?
Requested by: ARE

sweetheart of the rodeo
Requested by: minimal

Sad songs for freckled girls.
Requested by: Kev Bot

Songs for that ugly period of time between winter and spring.
Requested by : Jill

(At the moment, I’m doing research into mix tape culture).


Dex Digital, over at the Mix Tape Show hip-hop podcast opens up his shows with “hey, what’s good” or “hey, what’s wonderful.” I really like that.