Free swag idea for Bay Area tech companies: personal portable subway straps, for when BART is too crowded and there are no straps for you to hold on to and you’re too short to hold the pole on the ceiling.
Underutilized (by me) dinner strategy: store-bought main course (frozen quiche), super-simple sauteed vegetable (pre-cut broccoli), raw vegetable (cherry tomatoes).
A while ago I came across a website where you could buy a tiny wooden pig as a birthday greeting. And it came with a paper to fold into a tent for it? Also the company was supposedly founded by a ten year old boy? Can’t remember the name or find it anywhere. Help?
I feel very conflicted about this. The phrase “crispy gone soggy” sounds so gross, but the specific foods mentioned are so good!
TIL that my company does an annual Easter egg hunt, and apparently it gets pretty intense! I’m told one of the eggs gets you a day of PTO. 😲
I’m not suggesting that we give up React and es7 and go back to writing server-templated web-apps like it’s 2012 again.
Me: Why the hell not?
The stupidest slogan in San Francisco.
Britex in San Francisco.
In reality, of course, there is no shortage of sexists in the corporate world, but their behaviour, unlike women’s, is not regarded as a problem. They don’t get sent on courses featuring topics like ‘how to listen to women’, ‘resisting the temptation to mansplain’ and ‘why you don’t have to speak if you’ve got nothing to add’. Of course they don’t: no one would offer a course based on such an insulting premise, and no man would agree to attend one. But on reflection, is the premise women’s courses are based on any less insulting? They’re all designed around what women allegedly lack: authority, impact, confidence, presence.
Note to self: don’t travel without wired headphones. I could have watched Mrs. Maisel on this plane!
My company let me buy $100 worth of pear stickers to give away at PearConf!
Who are the exercisers and athletes of Micro.blog? What do you do? Do you post about it on your microblog? Why or why not?