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Bonnie Eisenman

Software engineer, author, knitter, Esperantist. Member of NYC Resistor and author of Learning React Native.

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Stuff I did

  • Hung out in Amsterdam, then returned home - back to normal life!
  • Wrote up my pain scale, since a few people had asked me to share it.
  • Started working on updating the code samples for the book, now that the RN API has stabilized a bit more. I’m about 1/3 done.
  • Submitted a draft to Egghead for a video. Finally! It’ll be a few months before I have anything to show publicly.
  • Finished my shawl! I finished knitting it on the plane and finally wove the ends in this morning. I picked this project specifically as travel-knitting. Here’s a really bad photo of it:



Vacation is a good time for book-binges.

  • Book of the Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor - not really my thing, actually, though there are definitely aspects to this that I enjoyed. Prequel to Who Fears Death, which I very much enjoyed.

  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler - a great book for a number of reasons. I don’t expect anything else by Butler to impact me the same way that Dawn did, but that’s a ridiculously high bar. Anyway, this is really good near-future apocalyptic fiction, with a very strong focus on community, spirituality/religion, familial ties (chosen and otherwise), etc.

According to my very wishy-washy rules for choosing books, this means I’m supposed to pick up something that’s not sci-fi or fantasy next. I’m thinking maybe The Master And Margarita?