Mostly hiding away getting stuff done, and then in London for the weekend where I got to catch up with people. I’d hurt my knee, which sucked because 1) so much pain, and 2) I rely on regular exercise to keep me sane, especially during periods when I’m locked away working alone! But after quite a bit of codeine and a trip to the physio I’m doing much better!
Good! Some good news, and productive meetings, we’ll see if any of them turn into anything, and progress on a project. The app is looking super pretty and so close to done, so I can’t wait to get it out in the world soon!
And! My first piece of paid writing is out in the world! I’m monitoring the stats a tad obsessively. We also sent out the 2nd edition of Technically Speaking.
Got way too into The OC, although thankfully now it is over! Something about having worked for years in open plan offices is not being used to working in peace. Still reading The Ethical Slut, and The Black Swan, neither of which I’m enjoying that much.
Went to Coombe Abbey for tea (fancy), afternoon snack at Prezzo (nice seasonal vegetables). In London, lunch at MeatMission (tasty veggie burger, despite the name!) sushi at K10, brunch at Andina, dinner at Dishoom (yay for weirdly early dinners, and getting a seat in <20 mins).
Staying at the RE Hotel again, which is fine.
- Copenhagen and Malmo
- Three Tactics that Block Women from Getting Ahead
- Book: How to Deliver a TED Talk
Also, my post “We Hire the Best” is in the latest edition of Model View Culture, and a new edition of Technically Speaking is out.
On The Internet
- How shocking: “the low prestige, invisible, poorly paid jobs on the internet are filled by women.” http://buff.ly/1yC6KDK
- x1000 “I want black people to be massively, undeniably successful, so that nobody can say anything.” http://buff.ly/1xl1QxO
- Great advice from
@jgoldfein on How to ask for a raise — http://buff.ly/1BisiLk
- This is interesting – Make Plans Work on 20% Effort – http://buff.ly/1x0ePUq /via
- Cute – A Coworker Asked This Guy To Watch Her Plant For 4 Days. Here’s What He Did – http://buff.ly/1uuDDD3 /via
- Interesting, teaching prison inmates to code – http://buff.ly/11lfC5t /via
- Constant communication, distraction… Modern mobile life – http://buff.ly/1q0uNx6 /via
- I still want to live in a shipping container! How about you,
@alexnorth? http://buff.ly/1A9rpTM /via @lccarson
- Love profile on the amazing Amy cuddy (of power posing), disappointed to note she was harassed because of TED talk – http://buff.ly/1vakQiC
- Ah, this guy wants to tell us about “true feminism” https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins/status/533526273101164544 …, misogyny of the atheist community is a reliable disappointment.
- This is a great interview with
@skamille packed with insight – http://buff.ly/1EOoD6c
- “The kicker is being frustrated and tired and not believing in your team, the product… or the company itself.” http://buff.ly/1EPixm3
- Really good deck on data-driven product development, full of insight – http://buff.ly/1wFOKGk /by
@mcfunley‘s /via @marcprecipice
- So much I agree with here from
@fatneckbeardguy – Why I tell people not to go to grad school – http://buff.ly/1xaL17F
@cox_tom: The best story anyone has ever told me about a hedgehog: https://twitter.com/cox_tom/status/463678233943478272
- I like this by
@mattgemmell on Managing Email Realistically http://buff.ly/1EStvqZ
- Love this – Katy Perry – Roar (Orchestral Version) Performed by China National Orchestra – http://buff.ly/1EStMdu /via
- Helpful on how the discouragements add up – My Nerd Story: What You Say to Young Girls Matters http://buff.ly/1zwvMFk /by
- Such kitty. So sleepy! http://buff.ly/1wPv8zu
- My amazing friend
@triketora is in vogue! <3 http://buff.ly/1FaTWs2
- Oh hedgehogs, I love hedgehogs! 25 cutest <3 <3 <3 =”..”= http://buff.ly/1vpsdTm /via
- Possibly my favorite comment ever on something I wrote – “Superb, logical, and rather frightening” thanks
- I like this on study hacks, on being unashamedly bad at email – http://buff.ly/1qI5d06
- No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish – (noticed this when I lived without a cellphone for a year) http://buff.ly/1FaSxlt
- Helpful on some basic and easy tips for creating a great UI – http://buff.ly/1rak0ez /via
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