Last week in London so rushing around catching up with people, felt like I spent the week running around but not really achieving very much. Went for lunch at Facebook (fab) and had some good meetings. Spent an evening in Brighton, and ventured out to suburbia for a Science Extravaganza on behalf of Stemettes, which was pretty cool. Then spent the weekend in Plymouth, because I was speaking at DigPen [tweets from my talk here]. The conference was amazing, I had a great time and met some wonderful people. And Plymouth is very pretty! It was nice to be by the sea.
All over, or just beginning, depending on how you look at it! I’m no longer employed by Google. Pretty excited about what’s next 🙂
Finishing The Profitable Side Project, finished A Girl Like You (got a bit more into it, not a great portrayal of women though), read Shades of Milk and Honey (finally! Birthday gift. It was different, nice escapism), From Notting Hill with Love… Actually (just… irritatingly unrealistic), now reading Going Home (really like this).
Re-watching How I Met Your Mother.
Product links Amazon.
In London, went to the Secret Thai Restaurant (so cute), followed by desert at the Troubador, breakfast at Bill’s and Cafe Phillies, lunch at Lantana (tasty), afternoon tea at Candella, dinner at Da Mario.
- Things To Write When I’ve Nothing To Say
- Learning What Not To Do Doesn’t Teach You All That Much
- #iOSDevUK: Hacking Health
On The Internet
- @BbAnimalPics: The most adorable plumber in the whole world. pic.twitter.com/Dn5UPS8j9F
- Here’s How to Cancel a Meeting the Right Way http://buff.ly/1qRrlUD
- This column will change your life: the importance of temporal landmarks – http://buff.ly/1v6182Y
- Oh good, spending too long on decisions that don’t matter has a name – http://buff.ly/1tMvxox /via
- I like the idea of an “income quilt” http://buff.ly/1sQezl5 /via
- Awwh – 7 Deadly Catsins By Marija Tiurina – http://buff.ly/Y5IugP /via
- This this this – A Taxonomy of Mansplainers http://buff.ly/1Cg0mVn
- Amicus App: How Tech Investors Are Failing on Due Diligence – http://buff.ly/1soZE7c
- The always insightful
@katemats – The One Technique to Get What You Want From Difficult People http://buff.ly/Y6JrFH #beyondthecode sounds like it was awesome – Beyond the Code: Not Your Average Tech Conference http://buff.ly/1ptu802 /via @taraclark_
- These cartoons are awesome – Talking to Humans – http://buff.ly/1Bbez3p /via
- The system is working as intended. https://twitter.com/catehstn/status/515422644926435328 …
- Ha, An Anti-Feminist Walks Into a Bar: A Play in Five Acts – http://buff.ly/1uLN1Q2 /via
- Impressed by
@etsy‘s 31% women in tech, esp as tech roles defined as eng/product/design (many others broader) – http://buff.ly/1uLNRfB
- This is good, from
@juliaferraioli – Hierarchy of Developer Needs http://buff.ly/1uLPFFn
- Kittenz!!! double yawn, double stretch – http://buff.ly/1ncLsft /via
- This, I’m bad at email but unconvinced improving is worthwhile – Should You Work Like Maya Angelou or Eric Schmidt? http://buff.ly/1rAUanH