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art mobile Programming

Launching: Show & Hide

I launched a thing. You can buy it for your iThing. Please upvote it on ProductHunt. What is the thing? It’s an image processing app. It allows you to make cool, partially colored images. It’s called Show & Hide. The longer and more personal story is: this has been a long term side project for me, and […]

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art Usability

Lasers and Practical Skills

I first “met” Dan a year ago, right after GHC last year. He reached out to me because of the stuff I’d been writing about men and male allies. We became twitter friends, and so I got to read a preview of his book – which is great, because I’d realized that Dan was someone I […]

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art travel

Berlin, March 2015

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157651971644737″ align=”center”] I went back to Berlin to… tie up loose ends, I guess you could say. Mostly I worked and caught up with friends but I did have time for a little touristing in one of my favourite cities. Stayed at the Movenpick which was nice, and after discovering it was a twin […]

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art Usability

Oredev: Deconstructing Her

My notes from Chris Noessel‘s talk “Deconstructing Her” at Oredev. Movie is about a lovelorn fellow going through painful divorce at the same time he decides to upgrade his computer. Begins a relationship with the AI. Begins professionally, gets romantic. Try to consummate through a surrogate (awkward!) Eventually self-rapture to a new plane of existence. It’s […]

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art life travel

Romania, Nov-Dec 2014

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157649871201681″ align=”center”] I went to Romania to Cluj, to speak at iOSNext. Being footloose and fancy free, I decided to stay on for a while after and see Bucharest, and try out AirBnB [referral link]. In Cluj, we stayed at the Golden Tulip hotel which was pretty nice. I arrived late and was […]

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art life travel

Copenhagen and Malmo

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157646984090244″ align=”center”] Copenhagen It’s always nice to return to a city I liked a second time, once I’ve been somewhere twice I’m sure I’ll end up there again. Copenhagen was one of my first solo trips, that was just to see the city and not for work or some activity of some sort. […]

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art travel

Hobart, July 2013

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157646933039290″ align=”center”] I was in Hobart, Tasmania for PyCon AU which was really interesting. We didn’t have a lot of time for sightseeing, but we did manage to go to the Female Factory, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, MONA: Museum of Old and New Art. The Female Factory was fascinating, but horrifying. It was the jail […]

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art inspiration life

This Week

Life My week consisted of just work and the gym, but I had a wonderfully social weekend – my friend’s engagement party on a boat, brunch, and the V&A. Also managed to get in some Cate-time – gym, reading a novel, etc. Work Busy exhausting, but in a good way. I feel like my project […]

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art life travel

Frankfurt, March 2014

[slickr-flickr search=”sets” set=”72157644472197926″ align=”center”] I went to Frankfurt for the Luminale, booked after I read about it on a design blog as I love light and electronics and digital art. Frankfurt isn’t the liveliest of cities, but I was really happy to have a break so used the time to go for a long walk […]

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art life

This Week

LIFE I sent out the first draft of my writing for That Project, which I kept not quite ‘fessing up to so here it is: I’m contributing a book chapter to the Architecture of Open Source 500 Lines or Less project. Which I’m super excited about, but have also had the usual worries about people […]