Weeknotes 42 - Inoculated against shame
- Every time I go to the gym I want someone to praise me. Luckily, someone always does.
- I’ve gotta say, the less I see of your tweets, the more I like you and wonder what you’re up to these days.
- Sometimes I worry that when I see friends in person they might be bored of telling me the same things they’ve already shared on social media as perfectly crafted prose, but whatevs. I enjoy it.
- Whenever my barber is cutting my hair I get to stare at my face a lot more than usual. I’ve been seeing the same guy for years now, and my face has changed a bit since I sat in that chair for the first time. It’s really hard to pinpoint what exactly has changed, but it’s looking a bit less like a baby face. We’re both young (at least I think so!) and I sometimes think about what it’s going to be like when we’re not. Are we still going to be talking about games and books? Will I have finally finished playing Zelda BOTW? Who can say.
- Alice wrote great tips on doing a presentation dry run in preparation for giving a talk.
- On Friday I gave a talk at UX Brighton about how we work at Bulb and tips on helping your team work well together. I practiced it about a hundred times in front of my partner, who patiently listened, pretended to do the audience participation bits, and gave me feedback after each run. At first it was really embarrassing, because T is a great public speaker and I want to impress him, but after the third or fourth time I became inoculated against experiencing any kind of shame. Quite handy before going on stage.