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The BBC have a wonderful two-part radio adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness, up for a few more weeks.  It's marvelous.
Adapted by Judith AdamsScience fiction with incredible humanity from a brilliant feminist writer. This is the first dramatisation of Ursula Le Guin's 1969 novel which is as groundbreaking in its approach to gender as when it was first published over 45 years ago. In a snow-changed city in the middle of an Ice Age on an alien world, one young man prepares for the biggest mission of his life. Alone and unarmed, Genly Ai has been sent from Earth to ...
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Angular Material 0.7.1 is out
Short update: Our Themes API is solid. We've improved the doc site (with bonus Getting Started section and an example starter app). Many bugfixes small and large, and the groundwork laid for new components -- coming soon in 0.8. 
Material Design. {{section.name}}. {{menu.currentSection.name}} {{(menu.currentPage | humanizeDoc) || 'Angular Material' }}. {{doc | humanizeDoc | directiveBrackets}}. View Demo View on Github.
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Naomi, do you know if there are plans to integrate Material into the Ionic Framework?
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If anyone wants to go to the sold-out Angular Conference in Salt Lake City this March, but missed a chance at buying a ticket, I have a few late reg codes to share. I'd like them to go to women developers. Ping me directly if you're interested or know someone who is. (Tickets are 850$) 
Know any female developers who didn't get a ticket to the sold-out Angular conference (ngconf) in Salt Lake City this March? I have a few reg codes… - Naomi Black - Google+
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 I’ve never seen a film like Wild where the woman ends up with no man, no money, no family, no opportunity, but she still has a happy ending. 
(Reese Witherspoon, about producing Wild.)
By far, this is the hardest movie I’ve ever made in my life.
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Anders Hejlsberg gave an excellent tech talk while the TypeScript folks from Microsoft were visiting just before Thanksgiving. The talk is up on YouTube now so you can enjoy it too. 
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Making your Angular app accessible is now much easier in AngularJS 1.3.  +Marcy Sutton  explains the new ngAria module in a guest post on our blog. 
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Ha. As I recall, 1886 was not such a great year for Nikolai Tesla. Coincidence?
The story actually begins in 1770, with one Richard Trevithick, engineer, being visited by a stranger swaddled in rags to obscure his face and the precise dimensions of his body. Plans for a steam-powered "road locomotive" are thrust into Richard's hands. "But... but these are far beyond current technology," Richard whispers, stunned. A voice issues from the rags, manically, too screechy to be completely human, the syllables incomplete, malfor...
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Yup, about sums it up.  I hate driving.
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Really enjoyed this thoughtful piece from Ryan Park about  the importance and challenges and joys of being a stay-at-home dad. I wish this wasn't such an unusual thing for men to do in this country.
#leadonleave  
A young lawyer puts his former boss’s ideals into practice.
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Know any female developers who didn't get a ticket to the sold-out Angular conference (ngconf) in Salt Lake City this March? I have a few reg codes available at the second-wave ticket price of 850$. Would love to give them to some women devs who are excited about Angular.  Ping me.
Why Realtime Matters. James Tamplin. The future of the web is realtime, but the way we develop apps is still based off of the CRUD model. CRUD is a pattern that keeps us blind to updates on the server. It's time to ditch the CRUD model and the $http service. Now is the time to start syncing our ...
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+Anna Andriyanova I emailed you. Let me know if you don't see it...
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Just saw Wild with +Reese Witherspoon, based on the book by +Cheryl Strayed. Beautiful, truthful movie. It made me cry alone in the theatre in the best of ways and want even more than I already do to strap a pack on again. Maybe this summer I will.
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I just watched it last night. I'm so inspired to hike the PCT! I'd need months of time off though. And it'd be nice to do it with company!
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Super proud of my friend and long-ago writing buddy @patrickweekes work over at BioWare. Awesome to see a fully-realised trans character in a game setting. For more on gender diversity in game NPCs and writing real characters, not tokens, check out his post on the official blog.
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My husband was super excited about this - I'm psyched you know the writer!

Edit (I too am excited but I am not the member of the couple actively playing dragon age)
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This was really beautiful. I <3 +Amanda Palmer and her brave naked-in-the-open embrace of communication and art. I'll admit, I sniffled too. It's lovely and spot on about women, tech, and the joy of creating work.
 
A really moving part of +Amanda Palmer's book, about her computer programmer mother.
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Naomi loves transit too much.
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I have an unusual fondness for public transit and the intersection of language, ability, and culture. I like solving problems with technology. 

I work on AngularJS, and making the web more accessible to people with disabilities. I'm learning ASL.

I grew up in Canada. I've worked in three countries as an astronomer, tech writer, engineering manager, and technical program manager. I fight daleks in my spare time.
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I ride a bike and take transit to work. I speak six languages. (Some much better than others.) I like to cook.
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As a first-time working mom whose job involves travel, I first contacted Serena Meyer in my third trimester with a ton of questions about breastfeeding, pumping, and when and how to introduce a bottle to my baby. Serena was an awesome lactation consultant: supportive, non-judgmental, and super well-informed. When the baby arrived, she was right there with information and tips by email, phone, and in-person when we needed her. I credit her with transforming us into pros at what was a tough new skill for both me and the baby. She even helped my insurance provider to figure out how to correctly account for lactation services. Every new mom should be so lucky. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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I called from the US to order flowers for my sister in Toronto. Claire chatted with me about what I had in mind, helped me pick a lovely and appropriate (cat safe, fresh, low-scent) arrangement and gave me a good idea of what to expect on delivery time and bouquet size. They were quick and efficient and my sister loved the flowers -- she sent me some snapshots and the arrangement was really lovely and personal.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Delicious Indian cooking with a subtle hand on the balance of the spices in every dish. They always have the standard favourites, but they mix up the menu to take advantage of local/seasonal produce. Definitely my favourite Indian restaurant in the Bay Area. The staff are friendly, the takeaway service is efficient, and they're one of the few Berkeley restaurants that will do delivery (through ezdineinn).
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Really delicious margherita pizza with a real wood-fired crust. Friendly staff took great care of me, and I'm still dreaming about the house-made mozzarella: perfectly melty and just a touch caramelized from the oven. My only regret? I wish they had a smaller pizza so a solo diner could leave some room for dessert. I'll have to go back.
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Friendly staff, cute bistro tables on the sidewalk if it's nice out, and a good solid soupe à l'oignon. If they're not too busy, they don't mind laptop use while you sip your café au lait, and there's a good brunch menu with a good mix of lighter and heavier fare from traditional American (they'll do a waffle and eggs) to French (for your croque monsieur needs). It's a nice unpretentious local place for French food.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Farmstand bakery with local produce and great pies. Their fresh farm donuts are dipped in maple syrup on their way out of the fryer. Worth a detour if you're biking through, either to pick up some jam as a gift, or a little snack to keep you going on to North Hatley, Lennoxville, or Waterville.
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