a pale slim ghost

is Kara Brightwell

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weeknotes #5: varnish hotbox

by Kara Brightwell

1. oops where did three months go

holidays always throw my habits entirely out of the window. i also managed to gate posting my next weeknotes on having edited my photos from camping, which was a terrible thing to do to my brain.

2. whistlestop tour

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weeknotes #3: business horoscopes

by Kara Brightwell

content warning: wild animal injury

1. been watching the Fast & Furious films with friends

  • once a week, on a sunday afternoon
  • we sync up the films, hit play, and pretend we're mst3k via Slack
  • they're actually pretty good, even the bad ones
  • also i'm spotting how much of an influence they had on the Need For Speed franchise in the early 00s
  • speaking of which:
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weeknotes #2: a real burger made out of cow

by Kara Brightwell

1. i went to the office, and it was normal

  • i went to the office, and it was normal?
  • i've gotten weirdly good at self-administering a lateral flow test
    • Kara Brightwell: skilled at scraping her own tonsils, and inserting things too far up her nostrils
    • imagine showing that my to myself eighteen months ago
    • she'd probably go "oh okay so, uh, 'Kara', i see, that's a thing we did, okay. wanna make out"
  • i had a desk assigned to me, and it was by a window, and it was in a building that isn't my flat, and i got to go there and not be in the same 46m² forever
  • i saw like. twenty people. in an office that has capacity for like fifteen hundred.
  • i had a burger, a real burger made out of cow, from a fast food restaurant, with cheesy fries
  • it was so normal!
  • this is genuinely the best thing i've been able to do for my mental health during the entire panettone
  • i'm going back like. twice a week now, fuck it

2. trying not to burn out

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weeknotes #1: fried liver attack

by Kara Brightwell


  • hahaha funny ironic meta blogging joke

2. okay so i'm the Tech Lead of the FT.com Platforms Team now, what's up with that

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