I spoke at AltConference 2017 about how to name things. Last year when I spoke at AltConf 2016, things went really well… and I was invited to speak again in 2017 on the spot! (And I accepted on the spot, haha.) I actually started brainstorming this talk right then and there, so I had an… Continue reading Name Your Thing!
Woohoo! I’m so excited! Last year I spoke at AltConf in San Francisco during Apple’s WWDC week. I’m really proud of the talk I gaveâ€”I had refined it a bunch, tested it in front of different audiences, and poured a lot of my soul into it. (And yes, a lot of emojis.) It’s a little… Continue reading My AltConf 2016 talk: Sell Out and Save the World!
When I spoke at AltConf back in June, Udacity asked to interview me and I was lucky enough to get paired with my pal Kate Rotondo as my interviewer. Hooray for networking! Hooray for connections! Hooray for women in tech! :) You can read about the interview here, or just cut to watching the video… Continue reading Udacity interview with Kate Rotondo
I’m speaking at two upcoming eventsâ€”I’d love it if you came! First we haveÂ Donut.js, a casual gathering that is so very Portland. “A fun night of code and donuts” is the slogan, and your entry includes a donut, come on! I’ll be presenting on Tuesday, May 30th, talking about online dating (but more from a… Continue reading Speaking in Portland and San Francisco
Many people have name twins. When I hadn’t yet married, my name twins were mostly elderly ladies in the southeast United States, because “Culler” is a more common surname in that area, and “Virginia” was popular there manyÂ decades ago. But now that I’m married, I’m Virginia Robertsâ€”and boy, is my name twin having fun stirring… Continue reading Not that Virginia Roberts! :)
Intellectually, I’m not a huge fan of new year’s resolutionsâ€”heck, I’m not even sure about how you capitalize and punctuate the phrase. :) I like to think that the time of year shouldn’t have a massive impact on deciding to make improvements in your life, you know? But I’m in a weird spot this year.… Continue reading Resolutish
I have an unusually large number of email addresses (something like 40 existing, 20 active, 5 very active). When possible I funnel them all through the same inbox, but I’m running into some frustrating tech issues so I was considering a shift. How much do you judge businesses whose email domains differ from their sites?… Continue reading Business email address judgment
Well, today is Style Cure Day 10, and the task is to make a shopping list and a budget. I basically already have that done, except that I’m still waiting on window treatment quotes. But I had a bit of a finances scareâ€”nothing truly outlandish, but because I’ve been under the weather for so long,… Continue reading Style Cure Day 10: Success and failure
I didn’t grow up super decor-minded, you guys, despite what you read on this blog and possibly see in myÂ obsessive Pinterest habits. I grew up in a bunch of weird different homes over the years, the most stable of which had cheap-ass wall-to-wall builder-grade beige carpet, Formica countertops, those ugly schoolhouse linoleum floors, and aluminum… Continue reading Living room makeover