Why You’re Still Stuck Trying To Find Your Life... →
Partly in response to social and political pressure, the notion of masochistic...– psychobabble: Sabotaging Success, but to What End? Always a good checkpoint.
try to praise the mutilated world. →
I have, for some time, been referring to a particularly irritating brand of privileged semi-feminism as “Liz Lemonism.” I associate this brand of feminism with a certain variety of white, coastal-city dwelling, fairly well-to-do heterosexual cisgendered woman, a woman with a comfortable white-collar job that is so very comfortable and so very white-collar that she is free to spend her spare time...
You win when they call you a bitch: presentation... →
Lined & Unlined: Hot puppy love rock Arkansas →
Google’s synonym system understood that a dog was similar to a puppy and that boiling water was hot. But it also concluded that a hot dog was the same as a boiling puppy. The problem was fixed in late 2002 by a breakthrough based on philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s theories about how words are defined by context. Being reasonably acquainted with Wittgenstein, I found myself wondering which of...
CrossingWallStreet.com: What If Women Ran Wall... →
I will add one thing about finance and gender. Wall Street is the world’s capital of the overcompensating male. Far from the hunter-gathering, trading demands that your brain hunts, but physically you’re only gathering. There’s a huge disconnect and as a result, Wall Streeters are excessively aggressive and obnoxious. This has little to do with the post’s substance. But now I’m...
It’s pretty spectacular, as far as rugs go. The design is apparently based...– Dinosaurs and Robots: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Son’s House’s Carpet
from the latest post by the Very Lost Tribesman →
ascendingcoherence: Take, for instance, King Leopold of Belgium, who claimed the entire Congo as his own personal fiefdom during the 19th century and along with his successors plundered it remorselessly for rubber and helped condemn both it and its neighbors to a century of misery and whose name has become a byword for European colonial rapaciousness. It turns out (from John Reader’s...
More theme reversion
My customizations to my other Tumblr account lost its theme. Anyone else had Tumblr drop your theme? Am I missing a place where they’v mentioned why it is happening?
My theme went back in time
Which I think I prefer, anyway. Interesting feature you have there, Tumblr. A theme-oriented Omega 13(days).
Ugly, But Not Irrelevant →
Willie’s review of “Coriolanus”: And yet, is this the Shakespeare play most emblematic of the 2000s? A tragic protagonist, eager for war, sure of the propriety of his ideals and the might of his military, unwilling (or unable?) to examine his own motives, scornful of a populace he’s forced to grovel to if he wants to gain power; a populace, in turn, which gives us very little...
Women & Technology 1999 – 2009 – GirlyGeekdom →
When you start looking through the time line you can see there is a more general positive trend towards women in the technology industry, however despite role models being identified in national and international news papers as well as lots of groups and organizations trying to make a difference there are still comments about the declining numbers entering the profession in 2008. There are many...
Gender, Interaction and Leadership [pdf on jstor] →
by Walker, Henry A., Ilardi, Barbara C., McMahon, Anne M. and Fennel, Mary L., “Social Psychology Quarterly”, Vol. 59, No. 3 (Sep., 1996), pp. 255-272 I like any interesting blog post and comments that send me off into academic journal reading.
Ascending Coherence: Brooke, WTF? →
OK, when I was watching Community last night, and a commercial for the upcoming show Who Do You Think You Are? came on, I almost fell off the couch. No, it wasn’t because learning more about other people’s genealogy is one of the most boring things in the world so WHY would you make a show of it…
Seattle's Mighty-O Donuts makes nation's best... →
For ascendingcoherence. Will send a care-package soon.
It’s huge! Bigger than anybody’s!” I suffered the type of paralysis usually...– Rob Wilder :: Daddy Needs a Drink Via ascendingcoherence on Reader. (Awkwardly) excerpted here so as to not ruin the fun. Give it a read when you’re not in danger of snorting out your beverage.
chumblespuzz: Adrenaline and 100% Dundee rock. ...
[Jobs needed to run the] 2010 Census will probably add about 30,000 payroll jobs...– Calculated Risk: Census 2010: Impact on Employment
My biggest mistakes « Scott Berkun →
Wonderful honesty. Might have to work on my own version, for future reference.