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Guri Grønbech
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Attended Universitet i Tromsø
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Made this cover for my current journal this morning. I'm not sure how finished it is, there are some older layers underneath so this is one of those always "in progress" projects :-) 
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http://imgur.com/a/2DtPH

"This pie is dry"
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So. There's a reason I'm linking to this right after talking about learning code. (And no, this isn't why I feel like I was cement mixed. That's just the misfortune of working retail on a weekend!)

When I was in high school, I was asked what I wanted to go to college for. And young, naive, optimistic me said, "Well, what I'd really like to do when I grow up is computer programming. Maybe I could work on a new video game engine. I really dig Lara Croft, but I'd love to be able to make Tomb Raider better."

And my teachers looked at me, all of them, and said variations of, "But you do terribly in math, why would you want to do that? Why don't you do [insert soft science field] instead?"

Then I graduated, and I dated someone very very smart. And I said to him, "Hey, I think I might be interested in this coding thing. I've been tooling around on this MOO and they made me an admin and I programmed a chair! You can sit in it and everything!"

And essentially I got a condescending pat on the head. (To his credit, he didn't mean to be condescending or pat my head. He just had no idea what to say or how to help me, and had a little of that, "Oh, it's cute my girlfriend is interested in what I do," thing going on.)

And then I was unemployed, and I entered a job training course, and they said, "What do you want to be trained for?" This was before the days of three month bootcamps, before Y Combinator and Hacker Academy.

I said, "I'd like to learn to code."

And they said, "The course for that is too long, we won't pay for it. Also, statistics don't support that you'll be successful in that field. You're a woman, after all."

...it wasn't until I got lucky, recently, that a thing I have dreamed of doing for more than half my life (my trans*mom was a sysadmin, and I wanted to grow up to do something like that) even seemed possible to me.

The joke's on them though.

I'm a girl, watch me code.

h/t for the article to +Kee Hinckley 

http://www.dailydot.com/opinion/sexism-in-tech/

#girlsdotechstufftoo  
A guide to understanding sexism in the tech world, for the uninitiated. 
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v1.49.0 is rolling out to all Agents via Google Play and includes an updated AGENT profile and Agent position arrow. Additionally, +Visur Technology announced earlier today that their Capsule technology is now live.

Rare Capsules can hold up to 100 items, which count towards your Inventory. Capsules are reusable, and marked with a unique ID. At this time, Capsules can only be obtained via passcodes.

Create an original design and submit it to the #IngressWear Design Competition at http://goo.gl/PTTo4n. We will reshare our favorite submissions, then deliver a passcode via private post.
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Oh wow, that is trippy
 
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Yup, it's what I feared!
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Sandland, Norge - Hammerfest, Norge - Mortenhals, Norge - Tromsø, Norge
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Archaeology, history, yarn geek.
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I'm otherwise known as ZoePurls on Ravelry, Ingress (ENL) etc.

I like to know how things work and are made. This has led me, as a knitter, to learn how to spin yarn. As a watcher of people and general interest in history, to study archaeology. And as I like my computer, social networks and gadgets rather a lot, how to code. 


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  • Universitet i Tromsø
    archaeology, 2004 - 2010
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