Hanging out in Bucharest which is nice, I’m glad to be settled in one spot for the longest period since maybe mid-September? It’s pretty chilly though, and there is not a ton of stuff to see here, but it’s fine, I work for a few hours, and explore for a few hours most days and it works out pretty nicely. Been really enjoying my own company, but possibly reaching the point where I start to get a bit weird so I will rejoin other humans at the end of next week.
Bunch of depressing news lately, which is making me a little despondent about humanity, and some harassment which was… not good.
Speakers are up for NSConference in March, including me! Thrilled to be part of a line up with so many awesome women.
Good progress on the app! Fixed the last big bug (although it’s too slow, and need to make it faster). Just trawling through all the little things. Waiting for some stuff from the designer and I should be able to send out on test flight soon. If you want to try it, and have an iThing of any description, send me an email and I’ll add you to my list.
Finished The Ethical Slut, realised that the book I wasn’t managing to read was The White Goddess, discovered it was about poetry and gave up (I can’t think what possessed me to buy it). Now I’m trying to read The Black Swan.
Very excited to be reading novels again (especially as I am alone and friendless in a cold city), and the end of my collection of Georgette Heyers (excepting two war themed ones that I don’t want to reread) is in sight. Lady of Quality, Masqueraders, The Nonesuch, Pistols for Two, Quiet Gentleman, Powder and Patch, Reluctant Widow, Sprig Muslin, Sylvester.
Product links Amazon.
- No Novel November (2014)
- Corporate Feminism and Thankless Emotional Labour
- Book: The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life
A new edition of Technically Speaking is out.
On The Internet
- On not complaining for a week. Maybe I should try this! http://buff.ly/1FtX0je /via
- Two years of robots — http://buff.ly/15CCcJL /via
- The only thing maintaining the flow of migrants is that nobody reads the Daily Mail until they arrive http://gu.com/p/43mkg
- Think it is fantastic that
@krotondo is putting together these mailing lists on allyship – Ally as a Verb – http://buff.ly/122y846
- Much wisdom here – “It is vitally important that we don’t feel any guilt about leaving a bad job…” http://buff.ly/1HLyVGG
- I like this on decluttering, and the reasons we hold on to things – “Letting go” http://buff.ly/1HMQTbT
- Space hedgehog!!!!! I <3
@hedgehogdays https://twitter.com/hedgehogdays/status/539569886867910657 …
- So cute – 8 Animals as Bookish as You Are – http://buff.ly/12h3cvW
- I like this on leaving corp job, risk of reorgs and things outside your control killing projects – http://buff.ly/12hRvoU /via
- Being deaf is: polled I/O instead of interrupt-driven – http://buff.ly/1wbHFlL /via
- “When you can’t create you can work.” http://buff.ly/12nYbCY
- Productivity for the Depressed – http://buff.ly/1FLC6MK /via
- “Other people’s opinions don’t matter because I know who I am inside. That’s all there is to it. I know me.” http://buff.ly/1tJ9Xgx
- “If you could spend a day in the ER hearing patients…, I think you’d see… that health doesn’t exist in a vacuum.” http://buff.ly/1tJbzXE
- Is it a bird? Is it a butterfly? http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallcreeper …
- True beyond design imo -The 5 Most Common Mistakes in Design — http://buff.ly/1FSYROK /by
@joulee /via @cap
- Interesting – Why my book can be downloaded for free http://buff.ly/1yVhBuI /by
@mjdominus /via @b0rk
- This! 29 is a year of change for me – Countdown to big birthdays: how it feels to be on the cusp – http://buff.ly/1FT71Xl /via
- Trolling is such a time consuming hobby – analysis of one guy with a bunch of sock puppets – http://buff.ly/1pYNz7M /via
- Like this from
@kwugirl – Guide for newbie tech conference attendees http://buff.ly/1yWX2hv