While I strongly support any and all efforts to get women to speak with...– apophenia: whose voice do you hear? gender issues and success
Online registration systems that earnestly remind me to store my passwords “in a safe place” probably put no thought to what I imagine they think is a safe place. They don’t mean a safe deposit box, yet that is what routinely comes to mind after their dusty legalese. I believe they expect me to save my passwords—written in flowing 19th Century calligraphic script—on custom...
…every team is expected to be an island. It’s ok to paddle your...– The metaphor currently amusing the hell out my department at work.
Puff Daddy (feat. Mase): “Can’t Be Held Down By Nobody– McSweeney’s Lists: Hit Singles from the 1990s in Passive Voice.
But I do agree with his basic insight: Conflict-of-interest accusations have...– Findings - Corporate Money to Pay for Scientific Research? Get Over It - NYTimes.com
Women, Money, & Risk | Second And Park →
The lovely Tiff* does a better job summarizing the interplay of gender, risk-aversion and attitude than how Shirkey and others stumbled through. What I’d like to see this debate grow to include is a discussion of gender attitudes when a woman oversteps the unspoken balance and travels into ‘bitch’ territory. Attitudes there are even more paleolithic. *Proud to share the...
Amazon Kindle vs. Apple iPad [Seattle Bubble] →
“For the record, I don’t really have much interest in buying either of these devices at their current price points.”
WNYC Radiolab - Fu Manchu In our last episode of...
I need a year of free weekends to get through the backlog of awesome projects I have on my geek-out list.
SwiftFM - #VooDoois10 →
Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy (Odd Nosdam remix)
May I ask an artless question? Why, exactly, is it important that women become...– Comment responding to A Word About Women in Technology on Smarterware. This is the kind of willful, self-reinforcing ignorance that makes the field so repellant to women. To hell with worrying about the skills or numbers, let’s identify the culture as the biggest detraction.
The Top Google Search Result for each Unicode... →
Design or Incompetence, Part Two [Baseline... →
Everytime you start Internet Explorer, a web developer’s child cries because...– @eLd0raDo (via jou). (via thinkdrastic)
plasticbag.org: Should we encourage self-promotion... →
I’d never argue that we should forcefully reject anyone who manifests confidence, skills in self-promotion or who is cocky enough to sell themselves. But what I want to strongly resist is the idea that it is these attributes that we should be promoting - either in women or in men. It should be unacceptable for us to say that lying about one’s abilities is something that everyone...
Porn Snarls Moscow Traffic [The Moscow Times] →
“The owner of the 9-by-6-meter advertising screen said hackers had broken into the screen’s computer system and turned on the porn.” Via How We Drive. I’ll admit I sort of hoped The Moscow Times would have an image so this could be a photo post to Tumblr.