Weekend Reading

Quick poll: anyone still reading these? Lemme know in the comments please. Anyway, enough about me, on with the good stuff. Missing Scientist Found Hiding in Drug Lab Officers say that they could hear the man yelling in the basement the moment they entered the Morgan’s home.  But when they moved cautiously into the basement they saw nothing. Read: http://ift.tt/1U85fXI World’s fastest-melting glacier loses massive chunk in 2 days One of the world’s most rapidly flowing glaciers may have just set another record, and it’s not one not that bodes well for low-lying coastal cities and nations around the world, which are vulnerable to sea level rise. Read: http://ift.tt/1hBxq5w Where Are The Women In Tech? Coding Bootcamps Only 29% of …

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Weekend Reading

Every week I have to think about something to write as an introduction. Sometimes I just can’t be bothered though and wanna post the links. That ok? Yeah? Cool. Here ya go! Ohhh and whilst there is an article on Trigger Warnings, I should probably also point out the same for the article on Depression. Polyamory book reviews: Useful ideas for all relationships I was excited to be asked by the excellent people at Thorntree Press to review two new books about polyamory: Franklin Veaux’s memoir – The Game Changer – and Elisabeth Sheff’s edited collection of poly lives – Stories from the Polycule. Read: http://ift.tt/1WxHso9 Is There Any Right Way to Reject a Guy? [Updated] Telling someone you don’t …

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3 Rings to rule them all

19 days through the month and so far so good! I’ve managed to complete all three rings every day, which has included a wedding in Coventry last weekend. I’m enjoying the walks, some longer than others, and my clothes feel a little bit looser (the scales will confirm at the end of the month). However there are downsides, most notably my ITB which has flared up. Ibuprofen gel keeps it at bay thankfully, and I’m using the PURE EVIL that is my foam roller to stretch it out. I’m also noticing that some days it’s a real struggle, and no matter where I walk my legs complain, whereas some other days I can walk about all day. I’ve not yet …

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Weekend Reading

A quieter week, but hopefully a few things that might pique your interest! The Almost Perfect World War II Plot To Bomb Japan With Bats Mexican Free-tailed bats spill out of Bracken Cave in Texas. (Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service) Imagine: a quiet, tense night in the middle of wartime. A plane rips through the air above your city, rupturing the stillness. The bay doors open, and out whistles a bomb. It drops and drops. Read: http://ift.tt/1IXaAB9 Places You Can No Longer Go: The Love Shack Join one of our regional event announcement lists for first crack at upcoming explorations near you. 100% spam free, we promise. Read: http://ift.tt/1hn3YzK Book Club of California For over a hundred years the Book Club of …

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Taking stock

You know that thing where your brain grabs hold of something, an event, a thought, a desire or loathing, and then twists it and wrings it out and leaves it floating around in your brain as either the best thing ever or the worst thing in the world? Yeah? OK, so it’s usually the latter and as soon as it happens our little friend anxiety rocks up and is all ‘hey, you having a worry party? here, let me help!’. Because, as we all know, anxiety is a dick. Being made redundant is one of those life moments that I’ve experienced three times now, and I know that this time I’ve got a better handle on things, yet that doesn’t …

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Weekend Reading

There are upsides to not being employed, I’m reading a lot more which means you get even more random articles and stuff this weekend. Whilst I have your attention, I’ve been pondering doing this as a weekly email if there is enough interest, let me know in the comments if you are! The guys behind MegaBots say their giant fighting robot will pioneer an entirely new, worldwide sport There is a massive square-city-block building in West Oakland called American Steel. It used to be a repair shop for huge cargo ships. Read: http://ift.tt/1VHtgs0 Learn these “non-words” to communicate everywhere in the world There are some words that are, well, not words. Linguists have a lot of names for them, none …

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Embracing change

Given recent events, I’ve had a few weeks of free time/garden leave and if I’m being honest with myself, I’ve probably not done everything I could with them. Of course I’ve had some things to think about, finding a new job being a not inconsiderable part of that, but on a personal level I’m trying to use my recent redundancy as a reason to do something positive. Change is good, so it’s time to embrace it! Less is more I’ve read their blog and cherry picked some bits and bobs from it in the past but today I’m starting their 21 days into Minimalism plan. I’m interested to see how far through this I’ll get but, as I’ve mentioned in the past, …

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The Magic Number

Three That’s the magic number Yes it is It’s the magic number Todays earworm is brought to you by De La Soul – The Magic Number. News comes in threes, or so we are told, and they are usually all grouped together. Two not so good things have happened? Ohh look out because ‘bad news comes in threes!’, two good things have happened, ‘ohhhh I wonder what the third thing will be, this is a great week!’. Well I’d like to buck that trend and give you three recent events that have happened. You can decide which is good and which is bad. 1. I got made redundant It all started a few weeks ago. I had been on holiday …

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Weekend Reading

Another week, and I’m still reading loads of random crap… who knew there was so much stuff on the internet?! How to design an enduring logo: Lessons from IBM and Paul Rand Many tech companies these days obsess over constantly redesigning and tweaking their logos. In that context, IBM’s 43-year-old logo is veritably the branding equivalent of ancient sacred scripture. Its iconic eight-bar logo is the marquee for IBM’s awakening to the power of design in the 1950s. Read: http://ift.tt/1Oo5hsr Meet a man who has been dating a crowdsourced Internet girlfriend for the last three months This year, a start-up launched that lets lonely souls buy a text message-based significant other. Called Invisible Boyfriend or Girlfriend—depending on your gender of …

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