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Oh, Hootsuite, you are so much better th

Oh, Hootsuite, you are so much better than the new Tweetdeck.

Resolution Rundown

Every month or so, I want to check in on my resolutions.

The Work: Well, I’ve missed a total of three days of blog posts. So…not great.

The Soul: We have been attending church regularly and I have done absolutely nothing about music. So…halfway. Or half-assed.

The Home: I am all over it. Sweeping up, on top of the laundry, getting stroppy about having magazines lying around. I think I’m doing all right here.

The City: Nope. Haven’t touched this one yet.

The Body: This has been working. It’s amazing how productive just logging things – consumption, exercise – can be.

 

From a mom, and a technologist

The news about Aaron Swartz trickled out slowly, and then quickly.

I didn’t know him. I certainly know his work.

He was only seven years older than my older daughter. I feel maternal enough towards people in tech – as Pablo Defendini and Brett Sandusky can attest. This, though – this broke my heart.

Someone so emphatic about the fact (THE FACT) that information should be freely available to those who seek it, someone passionate enough to work on creating RSS and Reddit, someone devoted to children and to love – and someone so young – is a treasure for the world.

That he was 26 and has left so much good work for us to build on is even more phenomenal. As a technologist, I am so profoundly grateful for what Aaron spent his life doing.

But I’m also a mom. And if my baby left me at 26, I don’t know how I would go on.

 

When A Book Is Not A Book

My presentation from Books in Browsers is here:

When A Book Is Not A Book

I can’t stop watching

Sweaters Get Emmy Nomination

Well, the man inside them helped. Congrats to Martin Freeman!

Some Laws

1. When traveling overseas, a crucial component will always be missing from the power adapter package.

2. Any electronic setup will deteriorate into a spaghetti of wires, even when left utterly alone and untouched.

3. Any electronic setup will deteriorate into a spaghetti of wires, ESPECIALLY when left utterly alone and untouched. And will take out both a manicure and pedicure during untangling.

4. Hair will not dry in time.

5. By the time you board the plane, your nerves will be a wreck and you won’t be able to sleep.

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