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The conference that got away: Viva Tech 2018

In an alternate universe, Sunday’s recap of my last week’s work would have included a round of panels at Viva Technology Paris, the growing tech gathering that’s now in its third year. 306 more words

Occupational Hazards

Conference-app feature request: block out my schedule as I pick panels

NEW ORLEANS–My calendar includes a lot of conferences (especially this month), and as a result my phone features a lot of conference apps.

The conference that has me here, … 261 more words

Occupational Hazards

My Windows laptop doesn't seem to want to run Windows anymore

A week ago, I was sure I could cure the squirrelly behavior of the laptop I bought less than six months ago the hard way–by wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Windows from scratch. 261 more words

Occupational Hazards

A non-automatic repair of a mysteriously-hapless HP laptop

I went a few days without using my laptop, but that wasn’t actually part of the plan for our kid’s spring break. Having this HP Spectre x360 inoperative did, however, teach me valuable lessons about computing preparedness, which I will now share so that you may benefit from my experience. 490 more words

How-to

Self-Care Tuesday: becoming trauma-informed

For the past two semesters in my graduate social work degree, Tuesdays have been my designated day for self-care. It’s the one day per week when I am allowed to take some time to myself (in first semester I had a 5 hour gap between classes and now in my last semester I have Tuesdays off) whether or not I have a tremendous amount of work to do. 794 more words

Social Work

I finally remembered to ski

Taking a weekday off to go skiing is one of the more underrated perks of working a flexible schedule around D.C. So I enjoyed it Tuesday for the first time since 2015. 310 more words

Occupational Hazards

How I screwed up a Strava story

A story I wrote weeks ago started to go bad last Saturday, before it had even been published and posted.

That’s when an¬†Australian student named Nathan Ruser… 465 more words

Journalism