web-goddess http://www.web-goddess.org/ The daily adventures of an American girl Down Under. Crafty, geeky, and occasionally ranty. en-us kris@web-goddess.org Reading on Flipboard http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12989
  • Maria von Trapp: The Preeminent Manic Pixie Dream Girl




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    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:30:02 +0000
    Interesting. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12988 What I've learned after 10 years of quantifying myself - Medium - I'm tempted to try out Eternity myself. Here's my conundrum though: there's lots of evidence that the act of tracking something - food, goals, exercise, time spent - produces results even if you don't seriously analyse the results. But what happens when "tracking" becomes effortless? It seems like there's a point at which the results drop off. If I were using a manual pedometer and logging my steps each day, I suspect I would be fitter and more motivated than I am when my Fitbit just handles it all for me (and sometimes I forget to even look at the results).



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    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:49:40 +0000
    Fortunately, I have a live-in barista. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12987 How Bad Are K-Cups for the Environment? - The Atlantic - Two things I found fascinating: 1) Singapore doesn't have K-Cups. Huh. Another tick in Singapore's favour, as far as I'm concerned! 2) Keurig actually argues that their machines are more environmentally efficient because non-Keurig machines waste too much coffee (since rarely to people measure out exactly the proper amount), and coffee uses a lot of water to grow. That would be interesting to try to quantify. I know that the Snook (and I) thinks that the coffee he produces by grinding fresh beans and using an espresso machine at home is far superior to K-Cup taste... but judging by the coffee grinds all over the counter top each day, there's definitely some wastage and inefficiency. (Not to mention when somebody - *cough cough* - forgets and leaves the machine on all day...)



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    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:46:03 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12986 And it's finished! Now to paint the skirting boards and move *everything* back in...And it's finished! Now to paint the skirting boards and move *everything* back in...



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    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:15:02 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12985 In progress bedroom floor!In progress bedroom floor!



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    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:04 +0000
    YouTube Kids http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12984 Official YouTube Blog: Introducing the newest member of our family, the YouTube Kids app--available on Google Play and the App Store - Really fantastic idea from Google/YouTube.



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    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:25:53 +0000
    For the Ron Swanson in your life http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12983 The Woodsman Axe table deserves a place in every guy´s mancave » Lost At E Minor: For creative people



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    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:12:48 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12982 Altruism Autumn continues! Finally hit 10 donations today.Altruism Autumn continues! Finally hit 10 donations today. @ Australian Red Cross Blood Donation Centre Elizabeth Street



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    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:45:03 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12981 Before: horrible stained and very, very dusty bedroom carpet. (You won't get the After shot until later today!)Before: horrible stained and very, very dusty bedroom carpet. (You won't get the After shot until later today!)



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    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:30:03 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12980 Someone's birthday is tomorrow...Someone's birthday is tomorrow...



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    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:15:02 +0000
    Altruism Autumn http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12979 Clean Up Australia Day website. I found the work site closest to me and signed up. Today was the big day, so I headed over to the Ultimo Community Garden armed with a hat, sunscreen, bottle of water, and pair of thick gloves. (The Garden is lovely, by the way. I'd never seen it before!) Pauline the organiser put me to work on Macarthur Street picking up rubbish with a young guy named Matt. There are several nice little verge gardens filled with agapanthus and bushes, and JERKS LOVE TO THROW RUBBISH IN THEM. So Matt and I worked in the sun for an hour, pulling out old beer bottles and coffee cups and candy bar wrappers and bits of plastic and old takeaway containers and a lot of other icky crap. Oh, and we picked up ABOUT A BILLION CIGARETTE BUTTS. After a short break to rehydrate and reapply sunscreen, we went over to Jones Street to the pedestrian area near MSY to pick up ANOTHER BILLION CIGARETTE BUTTS. A few people talked to us, which was nice. "Oh, is it Clean Up Australia Day already?!" they'd ask. I was tempted to tell them no, I was just on work release from prison. At one point a young guy came past finishing off a can of Coke, and I said loudly, "YOU BETTER NOT THROW THAT IN THE BUSH." He was like, "I wasn't going to!" while ostentatiously putting it in the bin. Harrumph. Anyway, I finished my two hour shift and said goodbye to Pauline and Matt, happily heading home with a feeling of accomplishment... which lasted 2 minutes until I got on Wattle Street and passed my first empty beer bottle and pile of cigarette butts.

    WE'RE TRYING TO LIVE IN A SOCIETY HERE



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    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:08:42 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12978 Naked salmon burger with sriracha mayo, broccoli slaw, and kale chips. #healthyNaked salmon burger with sriracha mayo, broccoli slaw, and kale chips. #healthy



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    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20:15:01 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12977 Residents of Ultimo: your newly cleaned street gardens are courtesy of me and @MATTN_AU picking up all the litter and ciggie butts. #cleanupaustraliadayResidents of Ultimo: your newly cleaned street gardens are courtesy of me and @MATTN_AU picking up all the litter and ciggie butts. #cleanupaustraliaday @ Ultimo, New South Wales



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    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:30:03 +0000
    Reading on Flipboard http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12976
  • The Design Sprint
  • Google's New Flight Search Tool Helps You Find The Best Price
  • Mondaine’s Apple Watch rival is absolutely stunning
  • Hack Together a DIY Cold Smoker Gun for Less than $20




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    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:30:03 +0000
    Favorited today on Twitter http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12975
  • JamesCoyne: Remember doge? that was a simpler time before #TheDress appeared




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    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:30:04 +0000
    Well done, FB. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12974 Facebook reaching out to users who might be suicidal - What a great idea!



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    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:47:19 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12973 Having my first ever kombucha. I like it! #hipster #paleoHaving my first ever kombucha. I like it! #hipster #paleo @ Cafe Guilia



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    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:15:03 +0000
    Decluttering. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12972 How One New Yorker Lives Comfortably In 90 Square Feet - House Calls - Curbed NY - Spotted on Max's Facebook. My favourite bit:
    "I really like getting rid of things," says Mary Helen Rowell, as she stands in the middle of her minimally furnished West Village apartment. "It's my favorite thing."
    MINE TOO, MARY HELEN. MINE TOO.



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    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:12:47 +0000
    Favorited today on Twitter http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12971
  • RealDavidHeath: Lovely sunset.. @ Prince Alfred Park Pool https://t.co/QVokZyqqfa
  • mashable: If you haven't taken a selfie with a quokka, you haven't lived. #quokkaselfie http://t.co/Y0CPQdmGJR http://t.co/8Df7g1Zhef




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    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:30:02 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12970 My boss @kellyandrine brought in Girl Scout Cookies. My first Samoa in like 15 years! I may have enjoyed this more than Fat Duck.My boss @kellyandrine brought in Girl Scout Cookies. My first Samoa in like 15 years! I may have enjoyed this more than Fat Duck.



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    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:45:03 +0000