life

Monday, November 10th, 2014

How *are* You?

kitty peeking

Sometimes, since I ditched my job, and apartment, and conventional aspects of life, really, people ask me “how are you”, in a head tilted way that asks, really, “how can you possibly be okay”.And I say “I’m GREAT” which maybe seems like I’m overstating things, putting a brave face on terrible regret.But really… I am ...


Sunday, November 9th, 2014

This Week

Image by Danielle

Life Hanging out with my Oredev lady posse - Danielle, Caitie, Chiu-Ki - which was awesome. And also got to briefly hang out with another friend at the airport for 10 mins, as she was on her way out of Sweden and I was on my way into it! Good tech conferences pass the Huston Test every day ...


Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Personal Burn Rate

The assortment of currencies I had with me in NK

A while ago, I read about the concept of a "personal burn rate" and at the time I worried that mine was too high. I had a well paying job, but lived in an expensive city, and a significant proportion of my income went on "stress tax" - stuff (mostly travel) that made me feel ...


Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

This Week

Guinea pigs

Life Last frantic day in London, then some quiet time getting stuff done, and one relaxing day off! Then - to Copenhagen! Work Meetings and catching up, or maybe it's more like the last couple of weeks of rushing around is catching up with me. Didn't get as much done as I would have liked, but that is ...


Sunday, October 26th, 2014

This Week

A young European hedgehog

Life Arrived back from Canada, so jetlagged! Spent a couple of days hiding away and coding, and then had a frantic few days in London. Great to catch up with some friends! Got to trade in my broken Jawbone and now I have a pink one - yay! Work Meetings! Time with UX designer working on making the ...


Sunday, October 19th, 2014

This Week

Life Hanging out in Canadia (KW) this week and catching up with friends from when I lived here. It's great to see people! Also gave a talk at the University of Waterloo, which I live tweeted. Then heading back to the UK. Looking forward to getting back in the pool! I've missed swimming. Work Contemplating a job offer, ...


Sunday, October 12th, 2014

This Week

Life Rushed couple of days in Toronto, the annual madness of GHC was even busier than usual as I ended up live tweeting some things which got some press attention. Was awesome to see so many of my technical woman friends, including a couple from Australia. Then headed back to Canada, this time KW for some ...


Monday, October 6th, 2014

7 Reasons To Work From The Gym

cute sea otter

My coworking space lately has been the gym. Which might seem odd, but is actually brilliant. Here's why. 7. Hydration I have this habit of running around and forgetting to drink water, but nowhere is water-drinking more encouraged than the gym. Also clean, women's bathrooms are nice. 6. No Animals I understand, the trendy thing is to bring your dog to ...


Sunday, October 5th, 2014

This Week

baby Emperor penguin

Life Left London and spent the rest of the week at my parents place which was nice and relaxing! Caught up with a couple of friends but mostly getting time in the gym, reading books, and working. Nice to be out of the hecticness of London - it's a chance to focus and get stuff done. ...




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