I feel like I’m running out of time in Berlin. This week has been defined by that – frantic socialisation with people I’m sad to leave, drama-in-my-head about things that wouldn’t matter or be so pressing if I didn’t feel so strongly that time is running out.
I’ve loved it here. Maybe I’ll even come back… but for now, it’s nearly time to move on.
I gave my Distractedly Intimate talk at Etsy (un-retired it just for the office manager at Etsy Berlin, because she is the nicest). It was pretty great to hang out there, I’m really inspired by the number of technical women I know at Etsy and how they are thriving.
Other than that, focusing on the workshop for Unit Testing iOS UI code (which was the first to be fully booked! Yay!) Wow prepping these things is a lot of work. I’m excited about it though.
Also Rembrandt Burger (they have tiny burgers which are awesome), Melbourne Canteen (yummy brunch, with aussie friends), hot chocolate at Melro, Ron Telesky Canadian Pizza, Manouche (crepes!), Chaapa (tasty thai food and some kind of lychee drink that I got tipsy on), Nest (this weeks sandwich wasn’t as good), Gaia (German food, heavy but amazing deserts), Bruch (meh brunch), Beuster (cocktails), Martins Place (cake).
Went to the Computerspielemuseum which was super fun! It’s a museum of video games, and they have some really classic ones. We played lemmings for… quite a while. They also have a machine that shocks you when you lose.
Watching Drop Dead Diva Season 6, actually the last one! I’m kind of sad that it is really going to be over, but have to acknowledge 6 seasons is about right. And I can always watch it again from the beginning…
Finished Fen and Pip, same critique of some of her other books – homophobic in what I hope is a product of it’s time way. I do admire the way the set of books complement each other, they take place in the same time period and reference each other without spoiling.
- Thousands of Miles and There You Are
- Cross-Platform Development Decisions
- Oredev: Alex Harms – Careful With Those People Skills
On the Internet
- 1st-time founders: job security of 0-hour contract workers, money worries of chronic gamblers, social life of hermits http://buff.ly/1A06rVw
- What a speech! Famous Speech Friday – Lupita Nyong’o on following your fear – http://buff.ly/1CsRV78 /by
- This – the success metrics we use for “expert” programmers aren’t meaningful – http://buff.ly/1KZJB5e /by
@eclairereese /via @dianakimball
- What does it say about world that there’s money to be made in giving people a few minutes to hear themselves think? http://buff.ly/1CvDgdT
- “Failing is only kind of bad. Failing slowly… and having absolutely nothing to show for it is so much worse.” http://buff.ly/17BlonB
- “It’s been hard for me, actually, to discover that I’ve become some sort of Person Who Does Things.” http://buff.ly/1Ey8hxD /by
- My awesome friend
@JillWetzler laying it down here https://twitter.com/jillwetzler/status/567342890867630083 …
- @lizhenry: Amused http://laurie-penny.com/fifty-shades-of-socialist-feminism/ …
- This is so good – A Fat Person Making a Fitness App Is Like a Nun Giving Sex Advice, Right? — http://buff.ly/1Abjnry /via
- This Company Eliminated E-mail…and Nothing Bad Happened – http://buff.ly/1vycv3k
- Insight from
@felsull – some thoughts on professional etiquette because some of you really need it – http://buff.ly/17FOPFf
- “If we are to change the future, we cannot mathematically make it reflect the past.” http://buff.ly/1Dh4UOD /via
- “Staying home is a massive economic risk… women risk a permanent impairment to their lifetime earnings.” http://buff.ly/1DxbFum
- Tech’s High Barrier to Entry for the Underprivileged — http://buff.ly/1AdyNeR /via
- Women leaving STEM because sexism WHO KNEW (c’mon we all knew, right? As ever, worse for WoC) http://buff.ly/1L8J5BV /via
- This is so great – How To Talk To Girls On Twitter Without Coming Off Like A Creepy Rando – http://buff.ly/1z21mIH
- Truths about being an adult, incl. “Know the boundaries of your responsibility to others.” http://buff.ly/1L46Riv /via
- THIS – My free software will respect users or it will be bullshit – http://buff.ly/17aA7oH /via
@lrnrd /by @mjg59
- These look incredible – 29 Outlandish Landscapes Made of Sand – http://buff.ly/1zL589j
- So many faves. I hear you. Here are some adorable hedgehogs. http://imgur.com/a/WNOPk <3 <3 <3 =”..”= <3 <3 <3 /via
- This, by
@kelseyinnis, is the best thing I have read about the trouble with wadhwa. Read it. Now. https://medium.com/@kelseyinnis/on-the-wadhwa-within-and-leaving-4694d02111e0 …
- Mini-Retirements, Semi-Retirement, Early Retirement — What’s the Most Awesome Lifestyle? http://buff.ly/1zl2GHz /via
- “Assume that person won’t change. How can you change to work with this person most effectively?” http://buff.ly/17Nlngw /via
- Changing from a flat company structure (great example of how process influences culture) http://buff.ly/1AS4gFt /via
@ellenchisa /by @mjpizz
- So many good points here – Why don’t plus sized athletes lose weight? http://buff.ly/1AKl0Qk /via
- Straight Talk for White Men – http://buff.ly/1Jy85VK