Catching up after three days in London, bit of a difficult week emotionally, back in the gym approaching normally but not working out for a while is still getting to me, although main thing was horrible writers block and terror at prepping at giving an entirely new talk! But I made it to Romania and now I’m settled in Bucharest for the next 11 days, which is great.
Couple of good meetings, and co-wrote an article (hopefully out soon) and prepped and gave my new conference talk (Mobile is a Systems Problem) at iOSNext in Cluj-Napoca. Seems to have gone OK, so hopefully I’ll be back for another event in July. Didn’t get as much coding done as I would have liked this week.
Broke the rules of no-novel November and read The Grand Sophy. Also read The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life, nearly finished The Ethical Slut, and still getting nowhere with The Black Swan.
Product links Amazon.
Decided I in fact hate The RE Hotel after the terrible night’s sleep featuring a screaming woman (not in distress), people having a super loud conversation outside my door at 3am and the staff not giving a shit (like not even listening to my complaint) when I tried to complain. So I’m never staying there again!
On The Internet
- <3 “what we have is not a destiny but an infinite series of choices and an even more infinite series of accidents.” http://buff.ly/1qPODLN
- @Brizzyc: Engraging. A boy was accused of taking a backpack. The courts took the next three years of his life. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/06/law-3 … via
- Why women leave tech.
@SuePGardner analysis of survey data – http://buff.ly/1FftfCK – reasons why I left are all covered.
- Appalling story of rape and lack of action by the university at UVA, I hope the gvt investigation shuts them down – http://buff.ly/11poZSc
- @Pj_Lowe: Very excited to announce that
@bitHound has closed $2MM+ in Seed Funding!!! For the full Press Release visit: http://ow.ly/EMTNu
- Turns out toy guns are dangerous because if a black kid has one the police might shoot him (horrifying) http://globalgrind.com/2014/11/24/12-year-old-tamir-rice-shot-killed-fake-gun-cleveland-police-details/?utm_source=Twitter …
- Pay and time at level are particularly interesting here – Best Tech Employers For Women http://buff.ly/1y1Hxn3 /via
- I was convinced… programmers I ran into were actually sociopaths who had experienced, then repressed, the trauma… http://buff.ly/1Fh1HN8
- Diversity in Tech numbers visualized on Information is Beautiful – http://buff.ly/11sGP6J
- @BlackGirlDanger: Read and share this Storify of
@LisaBloom‘s tweets re: the Grand Jury. I don’t even have words. https://storify.com/tessalaprofessa/story#publicize …
- @kronda: White people, here’s some stuff you can do to fight racism. http://qz.com/250701/12-things-white-people-can-do-now-because-ferguson/ … h/t
- Extremely depressing – Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women http://buff.ly/159Q8ut /via
- @snipy: holy crap. how did i not see this until now? police federation just going stone cold full time straight thugging. https://twitter.com/snipy/status/537489325148364800
- @Rschooley: If this is the new threshold for what “savagely beaten” looks like, I hope it’s applied to domestic abuse cases. https://twitter.com/Rschooley/status/53712613776033382
- I’m 29 now, so this is encouraging! 9 Badass Women Who Had Not ‘Made It’ By 30 – http://buff.ly/1vCZ6Mp
- @RadNathaniel: https://twitter.com/RadNathaniel/status/537643349801697281
- I love walking around cities, interesting to see 12 ways Auckland make the city pedestrian friendly – http://buff.ly/1vG4TjL /via
- I love mulan the movie, and this post on what that teaches us about being a woman by
@ashsmash is awesome http://buff.ly/1y6vyoh
- @Karnythia: I…what? RT
@jbouie: Tamir was 12 years old. The officer who killed him thought he was 20. http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/cleveland-police-kill-12-year-old-boy-seconds-after-respondi …
@catehstn first thing I find when I pull up the hashtag #ThingsThatAreNotMosques? https://twitter.com/ThisTechGirl/status/537769004145065984
- @hillary: History repeats itself. https://twitter.com/hillary/status/537866873895809024
- V targeted advertising in response to this tweet! https://twitter.com/catehstn/status/537900022827085824 …
- I like this on not assuming the last developer was an idiot – http://buff.ly/1vGXfX3 /via
- Terrifying, but not… unfamiliar – Sick systems: How to keep someone with you forever – http://buff.ly/11RbkEd /via
#DarrenWilson stated that he was 6’4″ tall, & weighed at least 210. Not a small man. http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/25/1347416/-Darren-Wilson-perfect-and-sweet-vs-the-big-black-demonic-super-monster … #Ferguson
- Love this – Thank the Women Who Invented the Internet – http://buff.ly/15lVxP5 /by
- I really like this:
@stevesi‘s concrete actions that can be taken now to foster a better work environment for women – http://buff.ly/1xRsVYI
- This list is amazing, illuminating – Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names – http://buff.ly/1r9rDaQ
- Wow this video “Shia LaBeouf” Live – http://buff.ly/1vW2Sk5 /via
- How to plan when you don’t know what is next – http://buff.ly/1yT4nwz by the ever-insightful
- Yep this, on the myriad of small comments that make girls and women think they are “bad at computers” http://buff.ly/11T9Nxs /by
- Helpful advice on negotiating! Don’t just ask make an offer http://buff.ly/1zYqx1u /via