Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

This Week


Life Hung out with friends, went to a startups meetup (interesting). Spent an afternoon teaching kids Python with Stemettes. Quality time in the gym - keeping things low key this week. By Sunday though I was totally zonked! Speakers are up for iOSDevUK. Work Demanding. Exhausting. But looked back at what I've achieved this quarter and even if there ...

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Book: 4 Hour Body

4 Hour body

I have mixed feelings about Tim Ferriss. I read 4 Hour Work Week, and now 4 Hour Body (both Amazon), and it’s like, yes, good point, but it’s hard for me to imagine having that much control over my time. Penelope Trunk wrote something interesting, about how he works insanely hard but defines it all ...

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Making Someplace New, Home

tiny clay houses

I’ve had this conversation multiple times lately, so it’s time to document it. I feel like a hippocrite offering these observations, since I don’t feel at all at home in London yet, but at least I’m mindfully unhappy about it. Even somewhat 1-dimensional workaholics have multiple aspects to their lives (they normally have somewhere to sleep, ...

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

This Week


Life Last year was rough, and even though things are a lot better now, I feel like I'm still experiencing... emotional aftershocks. I felt that this week. I'm not in The Dark Place anymore, but sometimes I'm reminded of it, and I see it again, and it scares me. But I went to the gym (I finally ...

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Book: A Short Guide To A Happy Life

A Short Guide To a Happy Life

I like Anna Quindlen’s work, it’s beautiful and thoughtful, poetic without being overly flowery. A Short Guide To a Happy Life is from a commencement speech she never gave because it was cancelled by protesters, beautifully illustrated with pictures. It’s short, because really it contains a very simple message: be more than your job, have more in your ...

Monday, June 9th, 2014

The Procrastination Project

Reverse Whack-A-Mole

There is something I'm working on that I'm really excited about, that if we have hung out in person I may well have talked about, but it has been going nowhere. So "I'm working on X" has really only been true if "work" is defined as "not getting around to and feeling really guilty about". This was ...

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

This Week


Life Really emotionally draining week. But caught up with a friend, hung out with a new friend which was nice, met up with someone who found me on Twitter as a result of one of my recent blog posts (so cool), went to the brunch portion of a friend's hen do, and spent an Afternoon with the ...

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Seattle, May 2014

People playing chess in downtown Seattle

I found myself in Seattle for the long weekend, having not known about Memorial day when I booked my flights. Still, there are worse places to be stranded (like NYC in a snowstorm when I'm supposed to be skiing in Italy). I'm fond of Seattle, as a city. It's the city where if I had to live in ...

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

This Week

sleepy kitten

Life Got back from the US, met up with people on Saturday and generally just chilled out. Got a lot of writing done, which is nice, and made some progress through the first round of feedback for the AOSA book chapter. Places Pretty boring! Went to Granger & Co for brunch (always amazing), and hot chocolate and cake at ...

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