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/12836
  • 15 habits of an ineffective networker: What not to do at your next event
  • The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Ukulele
  • Rejection Therapy
  • Breaking Bad Terrarium

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:30:05 +0000
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  • ShentonStage: Inspiring poster for local London bookshop @kewbookshop (via @PaulWaugh, H/t @eilidhmac): THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK! http://t.co/BdP4Gk7VAt

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:30:03 +0000
    Whole30: Day 25 http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12834 Brunch: Three eggs scrambled in ghee; pork chipolatas; salsa
    Snack: Nuts
    Dinner: Meat loaf muffins and cauliflower slaw

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:08:54 +0000
    Favorited today on Twitter http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12833
  • bc_dave: Brightcove is Hiring! VP, Account Management, Media is one of many great positions in sales, development, syseng, etc that we have open.
  • Murray: #javascript/#nodejs leading in results so far for Australia's largest startup survey, https://t.co/Mel8UNdlDK @sydjs http://t.co/Sv0EPNfEHr
  • gilmae: "hey Buzzfeed. I like a lot of the stuff you guys... " I can't even read 'meninist' without cringing. Tools. http://t.co/kKi2u8gqKV

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    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:30:02 +0000
    TWOP One Pager http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12832 Stan, so the Snook and I have finally started watching Deadwood. I was getting a little lost in the stylised dialogue for the first few episodes so I googled to see if I could find any recaps. To my surprise, TWOP came up. I thought it closed down last year! Instead, the fan outrage seems to have convinced NBC to keep the archives up. I happily started reading the first recap and then ran into trouble when subsequent pages kept timing out or getting stuck in a redirect loop. I guess that while NBC kept the site up, they sure as hell aren't doing any maintenance on the servers. Just as I was starting to get really, really frustrated, I found the answer: TWOP One Pager. That awesome little online tool allows you to paste in a TWOP recap link, and it will then fetch all the pages and combine them into a single document. It works great, even on the crappy archives. Highly recommended!

    Also highly recommended: Deadwood. Damn. Although the more I watch, the more the, uh, colourful vernacular threatens to impinge on my own vocabulary. I almost called the cat a c**ksucking hooplehead this morning.

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    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:25:53 +0000
    Whole30: Day 24 http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12831 Breakfast: Coffee with coconut cream
    Lunch: Green salad with tuna, bacon, and baby beetroot
    Snack: Apple
    Dinner: Carrot and cardamom soup with some sauteed prawns

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    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:05:47 +0000
    Whole30: Day 23 http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12830 Breakfast: Apple and a couple handfuls of almonds; black coffee
    Lunch: Leftover Paleo Tex Mex casserole
    Dinner: Apple Dijon Burgers (no bun of course!) and oven-baked sweet potato fries

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    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:03:00 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12829 Unplanned manual labour.Unplanned manual labour. @ Waverton, New South Wales, Australia

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    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:15:02 +0000
    Reading on Flipboard http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12828
  • Darth Vader Helmet Made of Gummy Bears

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    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:30:04 +0000
    Mean girls http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12827 Could You Go 40 Days Without Being Mean? -- The Cut - Given that they include sarcasm in there, I'm gonna have to say "No." (I'm amused by imagining Dr. K trying this experiment. I think her head might actually explode.)

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    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:50:37 +0000
    Uniforms. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12826 Lessons on Women and Power Dressing -- The Cut - Interesting thing to think about. I want to be someone who has a definable personal style, but I'm constantly getting distracted. I can never quite get it together to ruthlessly curate and edit a wardrobe to just things that go together. A few years ago someone gave me a tip that Sportscraft would suit me, and I'll since bought several of their dresses. But they're mixed in my closet with dresses from Op Shops, Target, Heart of Haute, Myer, and of course, dresses that I've sewn myself. If I've got an important meeting, I usually dress a bit more "grown-up." (That's how I actually think of it in my mind.) But at the end of the week on a Friday, all bets are off. Yesterday as I walked to work in a homemade sundress, cardigan, and sneakers, I found myself standing at a crosswalk next to a 10-year-old wearing pretty much the exact same outfit. Hmm. I secretly wondered if I looked ridiculous, a grown 37-year-old woman dressed like a grade schooler. I went from feeling happy and comfortable to a bit embarrassed. Maybe the real problem is that I OVERTHINK EVERYTHING, RIGHT?

    I did dress "corporate" for the three months I worked at CBA, and I hated every minute of it. I hated having to always tuck in my shirt; I hated having to carry a "sensible purse"; I hated hated HATED women's slacks. It was such a relief to get out of there and back into a more "startup" style culture where a bit more personal expression was expected. Maybe that's why I haven't settled on a work "uniform" yet - because my career has meant that I never really had to.

    Still, my style has changed a little. The big change is that I wear dresses a lot, LOT more than I did just a few short years ago. When I first participated in Frocktober in 2011, one of my co-workers at the time commented with surprise that "You never wear dresses!" And now I've got enough for every day of the month plus some. And now here we are a mere three years later, and when I wear jeans now people comment on the novelty of it. So I guess that's pretty much the extent of my style evolution these days.

    Oh, and I wear a little makeup now, but only when I feel like it.

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    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:27:53 +0000
    I would watch this. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12825 The Hobbit: The Tolkien Edit | Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy recut into a single 4-hour film - Interesting! I would like to see that. I did laugh when I read this bit about one of the additional cuts s/he went back to make: "taking out the Bombur “barrel bounce” (which is apparently the bane of some people’s existence)".

    Huh. I just realised that I used "he" in the original version of this post, automatically assuming that it would be a guy who did this. That bothered me. I changed it.

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    Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:01:08 +0000
    Reading on Flipboard http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12824
  • A speedrunner tricked Super Mario World into ending in 6 minutes

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:30:02 +0000
    Favorited today on Twitter http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12823
  • phroghollow: We've found a winner. Stan has 4 seasons of Round The Twist.
  • SydCSS: Hey SydCSS-ers! We´ve just announced our first event for 2015! Grab your spot now :) http://t.co/dGvvEtJjac

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:30:04 +0000
    Shared on Instagram http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12822 Delivery! Ooh, perfect timing for the 3-day weekend. #arduino #lilypad #makeallthethingsDelivery! Ooh, perfect timing for the 3-day weekend. #arduino #lilypad #makeallthethings

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:45:03 +0000
    Ew. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12821 `Fifty Shades of Grey´-inspired burger returns to UK pub - NY Daily News - I'll be honest. My first thought was, "What, does it have LUBE ON IT?"

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:02:49 +0000
    TrendWeight http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12820

    I'm getting to the stage of weight loss now where people are really starting to comment on it. (13.3kg so far.) Above is a graph of my daily weigh-ins since January of 2014. I have a Fitbit Aria scale, but simply using Fitbit's dashboard can be confusing because the numbers jump a lot. That's why I also use TrendWeight to pull in the data and give me a smooth trendline from a rolling average. It makes it a lot easier to visualise whether a big jump (and as a lady, I can easily jump a kilo or more in 24 hours) is just a momentary blip or part of a larger trend.

    While I did start 2014 on a health kick determined to shed some weight, I can't claim that all of what happened was intended. I got a big promotion that February and spent the next six months working my ass off (pretty literally). It wasn't particularly healthy, in that I was often skipping meals. I had trips to the US in April and June that threw off my routines as well. Fortunately by September things had evened out and I was pretty constant. My weight was starting to creep up by the end of the year though, which is why I've recommitted to Whole30. I feel really good. My knees are hurting less. And though I really miss alcohol and the occasional bit of dairy, I'm starting to think I really should stay as close to this going forward as I can. It suits me. I'm still firmly in the "overweight" BMI category, but at the rate I'm going, I won't be there for very much longer...

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:44:11 +0000
    Whole30: Day 22 http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12819 Breakfast: Two eggs fried in ghee over leftover roast pumpkin and broccoli
    Lunch: Leftover curried broccoli soup
    Dinner: Leftover paleo Text Mex casserole

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:31:05 +0000
    I still miss Google Reader. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12818 The Old Reader: behind the scenes - What The Old Reader Readers Are Reading - I wonder to what extent Flipboard has further cannibalised RSS usage? I'll admit that I actually read Flipboard more, just because it looks a lot nicer.

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:28:26 +0000
    Mind. Blown. http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/12817 Why are Some Croissants Straight, and Others Curved? | The Everywhereist

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:21:11 +0000