Such a dull week, I’d been feeling under the weather for a while and it hit me with a vengeance. So I spent 4 days on the sofa barely moving and feeling extremely sorry for myself! Then went to spend some time with my family for the weekend. And, get an eye test. I ordered super cool new glasses, which is exciting.
Got my drivers licence back! Which is very exciting. Also all confirmed for another conference I will be speaking at in September.
Finished watching Modern Family Season 5, read a number of books (could not cope with glowing screens this week), mostly rereading terrible books. Falling Fast (so terrible), Falling for You (actually pretty good, I like Jill Mansell), Following My Toes (also terrible), Fourteen Days Later (urgh), A Family Affair (hmmm), Fashionably Late (pretty sure this was terrible), First Ladies (interesting in parts, full of sexist tropes), finished The Darker Side of Love (enjoyed this). Tiny bit more progress on Gravitas.
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On The Internet
- I had no idea that so many women against feminism need men to open jars for them (love this article on topic) http://buff.ly/1rZPghr
- This is great, on knowing what product ideas are good http://buff.ly/1kfkrq1 and finding them – http://buff.ly/1kfkrq2 /via @yuelinX
- Lol – Types of Programmers – http://buff.ly/1o1peev /via @kateho
- @TheQuinnspiracy: I’ve made this bingo card for the comments on any article a woman writes or is featured by on a major gaming website http://i.gyazo.com/9533eb4d5cb09c6b3f9e3ce787cb1a93.png …
- Very cool – 16 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World – http://buff.ly/1o5wk1B /via @meffer
- Useful advice here on practicalities – How To Quit Your Job – http://buff.ly/1o5wtCa /via @kwugirl
- $2m in funding for apps disrupting laundry. Bubble, much? Silicon Valley’s Laundry-App Race — http://buff.ly/1os2ZxZ
- This is great, on accessibility. An Alphabet of Accessibility Issues – http://buff.ly/1os7sAH /by @kirabug
- @michelledean: Look, I don’t order you to read much. BUT READ THIS PIECE by someone who was kidnapped by the CIA/MI6 at 12, please. http://gawker.com/the-cia-must-tell-the-truth-about-my-rendition-at-12-ye-1616583709 …
- Love the book references, and great example – Why are some people so much luckier than others? http://buff.ly/1v1FyAV /via @yuelinX
- Ferriss himself is the god of a new religion of vapid men who prize wealth, material success, and bodily perfection – http://buff.ly/1v20Nm6
- @laraswanson: I love feedback! But I received some unsolicited (and unwelcome) feedback after my keynote. I wrote about it: http://laraswanson.com/blog/on-unsolicited-criticism/ …
- Interesting – Seven Habits of Highly Fraudulent Users – http://buff.ly/1om1RYi /via @CarrieMantha@jasontan
- Really good, on thoughtless managers – Managing people that don’t look like you http://buff.ly/1v2fLIQ /via @kerrizor
- This is inspiring, on building impossible things and loving what you do -Paul Buchheit – http://buff.ly/1ufPC59 /via @CarrieMantha
- @snowleopards: Eerrmm… how is #InternationalCatDay NOT trending? This is the internet, right? Here’s something that should help… pic.twitter.com/AFqeLYisAM
- What most successful people do before breakfast (not just a list! But research) – http://buff.ly/1nlShVe /via @jenny_blake
- @dontgetcaught: A #publicspeaking milestone: The Eloquent Woman Index reaches 150 famous speeches by women http://goo.gl/fb/P2Q9dU
- Long ago decided to leave work BEFORE I start breaking things – What gets done is what gets done – http://buff.ly/1ocgnXJ /by @stef
- I concur! Theresia Gouw @tgr: No More ‘Pipeline’ Excuses – http://buff.ly/1lIa8Gj /via @eileentso
- “It seemed that silence was just one of the sacrifices required to get my business off the ground.” http://buff.ly/1vmxCKA /via @triketora
- @skamille: At 20 I wish I knew how full of shit most people that speak at these things are http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/23/tech-leaders-tell-interns-what-they-wish-they-knew-at-age-20/ …
- This is good, low income = mobile only – 3 Lessons For Building Tech for Low-Income Americans – http://buff.ly/1kE6i69 /via @triketora
- @JessicaValenti: Now updated with even more crap! What happens when a female writer asks a question on Twitter about women’s health https://storify.com/JessicaValenti/what-happens-when-a-woman-writer-asks-a-question-o …
- “Speaking of madness, you can be angry without being accused of hysteria.” http://buff.ly/1stxZ0q
- This is good by @skamille, the changing nature of “work” as progress in software eng – Getting From Here to There – http://buff.ly/XDZr1T