Helena Price launched the Techies Project today, and I’m among the narratives she collected over there. Some of you might remember Helena from her talk at Camp Mighty or the interview series she did for Go Mighty a while back.
This project explores the technology profession from the perspective of people from underrepresented groups. The interviews are dense, but Tech Insider did an overview that provides some good entry points. I suggest interviews with my friends Margaret Stewart and Michelle Morrison.
Great, great work Helena.
Made me laugh.
We visited the Legion of Honor this weekend with our museum buddy Michelle. It’s one of the most lovely museums in San Francisco, stunning views of the Golden Gate bridge, but it’s way out on the edge of town. I’ve only been maybe twice in 15 years. Some of my favorite pieces:
Love a good side-eye statue.
They had a Pierre Bonnard exhibition going on, and I found The Bath, one of my favorite paintings. I had a postcard of this pinned to the wall of my room through college.
Ozzy wants to walk very much, but is concerned about falling. So he yells to be set down, stands for a minute, then crawls back to you and yells until you pick him up again. We had a good time.
Brad and I are getting married in July, and the wedding dress hunt is a bust so far, possibly because my brain is skipping on the cotton-candy-ripple-cha-cha pictured above.
It is impressively, and justifiably, out of my price range. But! The per-wearing cost would bring it well into budget. I could drape myself over a fainting couch every morning and eat breakfast bonbons in my own personal joy cloud.
Hi, this isn’t an ad.
Have you heard of Balanced App? If you’re trying to form a habit, or achieve a goal that requires repetition, try it. It’s simple, and lovely, and I want to kiss its little digital face.
• It does not pressure me to seek Facebook validation every time I floss my teeth.
• It’s easy to input daily, weekly, monthly, and annual habits.
• It does not suggest I meditate whenever I open it.
• It offers simple metrics for each habit, and the overall list.
• It does not auto-Tweet when I lose weight.
• The text does not remind me of someone on cocaine.
But perhaps most importantly, the interface does not make me recoil. Balanced is beautiful, straightforward, and intuitive. You will like it.
Do you read Today I Found Out?
I came across it when I was wondering why people can live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombings there.
So much interesting stuff there. Like:
How astronauts used to secure “life insurance” before their missions.
The story of the Japanese soldier who fought WW-II for 29 years after Japan had surrendered, because he didn’t know.
The oldest bit of intact human feces is on display in England.
Having a nine-year-old boy in the family has intensified my enthusiasm for a good poop story.
I got this naked lady phone cover, by Leah Goren, and it pleases me.
Now that’s a classy monkey lamp.
North Korea is showering cigarette butts on South Korea. So points for novelty.
Ameego is Uber, but for renting friends! Yaaaaaaaaaay.
Quintessential San Francisco on Twitter.
Brad is allergic to eggs, so I’m trying flax seed as an egg substitute. Is this real, or some crazy hippy bullshit? Will keep you posted.
Exactly what I thought it would be like to be a mom on Instagram.
Cool Stuff My Friends are Doing
Camp Mighty speaker Lisa Congdon’s lovely book about swimming is available for pre-order, The Joy of Swimming, A celebration of our love for getting in the water. I have an advance copy, and it’s beautiful.
Mighty Summit attendee Asha Dornfest compiled all of the Parent Hacks best parenting tips into Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids. It’s also available for pre-order.
Guerneville is one of my favorite places, and Jessica Hische recently designed the amazing signage for The Guerneville Bank Club there. Talent!