Arielle Zuckerberg's Blog
Emoji Command Aliases!
I just discovered that you can use emoji for command aliases! My .bash_profile file is now full of things like:
alias 🐍=’python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000’
😍 😍 😍
My review of Dot Complicated
Check out my review of my sister’s book, Dot Complicated, on Amazon!
The easiest way to know what’s in style
Today, someone complimented me on my fashion sense and subsequently asked how I stayed up-to-date on what’s in style. He thought that my answer was really clever, so I decided to share it with the world!
A little over a year ago, while preparing to drop off a substantial load of clothing at a Crossroads Trading Co. consignment store, I decided to check their website to see if they provided any info about what items they were accepting (in order to minimize schlepping and maximize profit). Not only did they provide this info, but they did so via an easily digestible cheat-sheet with pictures representing each trend of the season. Ever since then, I’ve used that site as a reference to determine what’s in style (they update it every season), and I find it to be the most efficient way to do so.
Click here to see what Crossroads Trading Co. is looking for this season.
Just pre-ordered a copy of my sister @randizuckerberg’s book about how technology influences our behavior and informs our lives. Let me know if you’re interested in joining my #dotcomplicated #bookclub!!
Just 3d printed a #deathlyhallows necklace pendant! #makerbot #3dprinting #hugenerd @justdontclaire (at Googleplex - The Garage)
"Don’t be afraid to get lost. It turns out that’s the point." - Willow Hill (@willowhill) (at Pemberton Steps)
My first tattoo! I got a plus sign to remind myself to always stay positive. (at Idle Hand Tattoo)
2013 Resolutions and 2012 Recap
These were my high priority resolutions for 2012:
- I will start investing.
Status: Success! I definitely feel like I have taken reasonable control over my personal finances.
- I will not eat deep-fried food on weekdays.
Status: Success! I actually really liked doing this. It made me feel healthier and more energetic, so I’m going to elevate this from a simple New Year’s resolution to a longterm lifestyle choice.
- I will learn a new skill and become proficient at it.
Status: Fail. While I did build a light installation, I wouldn’t say that I became “proficient” at electrical engineering in 2012. I also started to learn both the guitar and the bass guitar and was unable to commit to either.
These were my low priority resolutions for 2012:
- I will use swear words less often.
Status: Huge fail. I will probably have to build up my willpower in other ways before I can realistically tackle this one.
- I will cook dinner at least two nights a week.
Status: Huge fail. But trust me when I say it’s for the best.
- I will read a new book each month.
Status: Huge fail. I ended up reading only like, four books, and one of them was Fifty Shades of Grey…
Here are my resolutions for 2013:
- I will not eat meat on Mondays (a.k.a. “Meatless Monday”).
I’m not a nutritionist, but I’ve heard some rough stuff about eating meat. For example, I’ve heard that you lose 10 minutes of your life every time you even take a little whiff of steak. Just kidding. But seriously, meat is supposedly pretty bad for you, and the Meatless Monday movement is the perfect level of commitment for me. Having a “case of the Mondays” is going to have a whole new meaning for me now that I can’t eat meat or fried food on Mondays.
- I will learn how to sew a button.
I had to ask my dad to do this for me last time a button fell off of my jacket. My dad! I should really know how to do simple garment repairs by now.
- I will invite my neighbors over (or invite myself over to their places).
I feel like no one does this anymore. Plus, my neighbors are all around my age and seem pretty cool.
- I will make stuff.
I will craft, code, and/or cook lots of things. So many things. And it doesn’t matter how good or bad the finished product turns out; the important part is that there is a finished product.
- I will continue to give back.
In 2012, I participated in the Friends for Youth mentoring program, and I found it to be an extremely rewarding experience. Hanging out with my mentee from East Palo Alto gave me so much perspective about what’s actually important and what really matters in life. And as a young professional in Silicon Valley, I have found that it’s pretty easy to lose sight of those things and get distracted by things like the traffic on 101 or whether or not there are good snacks in the micro kitchen at work.
Some lower-priority resolutions for 2013:
- I will actually ride my longboard.
- I will join Toastmasters.
- I will learn how to use Ableton Live.
- I will try a new activity every week.