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Want to be an artist? Watch Groundhog Day.

The creative journey is not one in which at the end you wake up in some mythical, happy, foreign land. The creative journey is one in which you wake up every day, like Phil, with more work to do.


The gender-gap exists in freelance pay, too

This survey of freelancers shows there's a gender gap in earnings, even for independent contractors. I'm guessing this data is all U.S.-based, but no doubt the stats are similar in other Western countries. This blog post about the survey's results points out that the gap ...


Minorities helping minorities doesn't work

Ugh:

For female and non-White executives, the more they valued diversity, the worse they were rated for performance and competence. And the non-White leaders who received very high performance ratings (higher even than the White majority) showed the least interest in diversity.

Here's an interesting idea for fixing this ...


Monthly Review: June 2017

Trees

Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What went well this month

  • Custom tracking released to Exist for iOS beta testers. This is a big new feature we've been working on for Exist, which will let you track almost anything you want by adding word-based tags to each day ...

Monthly Review: May 2017

Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What went well this month

  • Theatre: Having only seen one show this year so far, I managed to see a play and two musicals in May. I didn't enjoy the play, but My Fair Lady was fun, and Cabaret was even better ...

Monthly Review: April 2017

Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What went well this month

  • Geelong vs. North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium was awesome. First live AFL game this year and we had amazing seats for an amazing game.
  • Set up our new Steam Link so we can play PC games from the ...

Monthly Review: March 2017

birds

Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What went well this month

  • Book of Mormon was awesome. Second time seeing it and I'd see it again.
  • Set up my new domain, bellebcooper.com.

March goals

✖️ 4 bike rides: 2/4

✔️ Finish Larder for iOS login screen

✖️ Release Larder for ...


Must-have apps 2016

At the end of each year (or three months into the following one) I like to reflect on my favourite apps from the past twelve months. I recently switched from an iPhone to a Google Pixel, so the mobile section of this post will be about Android apps instead of ...


Reflecting on diversity at Playgrounds Con 2017

Playgrounds Day 2

I recently attended my first ever conference, Playgrounds. It was quite a technical-focused conference about Swift and Apple development.

I noticed a bunch of good and bad things relating to diversity and inclusion at Playgrounds, and wanted to take some time to reflect on them and what we can learn ...


Monthly Review: February 2017

trees

Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What went well this month

Exist revenue. Thanks to the press we got in January, which I mentioned in my last monthly review, our revenue has been much better this month. We're still a long way from paying two salaries, but it ...

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