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Megan Smith on Moonshoots at GHC 2013

Note: I had a hard time taking notes on this talk because Megan speaks really fast, and jumps around a lot. Her joy and excitement for technology was so apparent – there is no way I can capture that. You can watch the video here. Megan starts with a video – we are a species […]

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This Week

LIFE Last day in NYC, and I finally made some progress on The Project I’ve been procrastinating on, and chilled out. Flew back on the redeye, which was turbulent and so even more exhausting! Mostly just getting on top of things again, and hanging out with my friend who is in from Sydney, although I […]

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This Week

LIFE Ha. What life? Snow cancelled my vacation and kept me in NYC past the end of my work trip. I guess there are worse places to be stranded, but I was so looking forward to skiing, and had carted my gear half way around the northern hemisphere. In the end, it was snowing too […]

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This Week

LIFE Two friends in town, one from Sydney and another from California, which is lovely. Did a couple of the fancier things on my list (upmarket sushi, afternoon tea). And my dad even stopped by for an evening – although sadly we were both running around too much and only had time for a brief […]

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This Week

LIFE Progress on my apartment has stalled, although I do finally have internet again, which is nice. I made it to the gym 4x during the week, and then took off for a weekend at the spa with my mom! No weights or yoga this week, due to class times and the less than stellar class options […]

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This Week

LIFE Getting settled in my apartment! Mostly finished unpacking, well entirely if you don’t count the large pile of clothes on my dinner table (who needs a dinner table anyway?). Last week internet-lite after over 3 months. I wonder what it will be like to be living with a high speed connection again? Managed to […]

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This Week

LIFE I moved into my apartment! One of my friends helped me, so I got to spend some time with him, and spent most of Sunday with… a bloke, but that was about the extent of things. Worked out some, not as much as I should, but hopefully now I’m in my apartment I’ll be […]

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Here’s to the end of 2013

This year was… hard. There have been some great things, definitely, but this was the year I was mistaken by a weirdo for the inflight entertainment. The year where I burned out so hard I wanted to leave the tech industry. The year I gave up on expat life and returned to the UK. The […]

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This Week

Life This week was mostly quality time with the family, chilling out. I’ve been trying to get to the gym as much as possible given the rubbish opening hours around this time of year, as the dark and being cooped up is continuing to get to me. When I’m at the gym and see adverts […]

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Review: 40 Days of Dating

Sometimes I feel like we’re two aliens, from different planets with different languages, trying to communicate via Skype without electricity. Sigh. I spent a few hours over the break reading the 40 Days of Dating project. Two designers, friends with opposite attitudes to (and problems in) relationships conduct an experiment in dating each other, for 40 days. […]