Tech and feminism

Anyone who knows me would know that I am not particularly militant when it comes to feminism. I am not a man-hater. I like men. I have many menfriends. I married one. I think they’re neat. But crap like this happens, and I have to say something: http://stoptechfeminism.tumblr.com/ Talking about acts of sexual assault at tech … [Read more…]

Music industry shifts to being a service? Good news, bad news…

Here’s an interesting read from Ars Technica: Did file-sharing cause recording industry collapse? Economists say no The most interesting paragraph I see in this article is this one: So what is emerging is an increasingly “ephemeral” global music culture based not upon the purchasing of discrete physical packages of music, but on the discovery and … [Read more…]

My least favorite phrase

I’ve decided on my least favorite phrase in the English language: “Can’t you just…?” Why is this my least favorite phrase? Because: It’s always in conjunction with a task that the questioner does not understand, but assumes should not be difficult at all; it is inherently second-guessing the person being asked, which is insulting; and, … [Read more…]

Filth and Infestations

I often enjoy shows on the Discovery Channel. One of my favorites is Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. (If you haven’t seen the clip with him and Oscar the Grouch, you really should watch it. The mud bath is giggle-inducing.)  He goes to the filthiest, nastiest workplaces, and shows the rest of us just how … [Read more…]

Movie Meme – I’ve seen 116 out of 239

I should be in bed, but instead, I think I’ll do this meme. Mark the ones you’ve seen. Then, put x’s next to the films you’ve seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. There are 239 films on this list.

I hate spam.

Not only have I had to wade through 8,000+ messages trying to sell me a larger penis, a Rolex, or magic weight loss pills since the beginning of the year, but this gem popped up in my inbox this morning: “I CAN is way more important than IQ – so get that little pill.” Way … [Read more…]