Greg Rucka on the phenomenon of boys attempting to own nerd culture and punishing girls for partaking:
And that sets me on a burn, anyway, but I’m running hot because, you see, I am the father of a daughter, and she is my light, and she shines, and I want for her every-fucking-thing she desires, and I want those things for her earned, not given; I want for her the reward of effort. I want for her inclusion. I want for her validation. I want for her a world that recognizes her worth as a human being.
He continues with some great conclusions from a dad and a king geek:
What in the name of everlovingfuck is the matter with you? Are you simply stupid? Are you just ignorant? Are you broken? Newsflash: you are owed NOTHING. Not a thing. Not a goddamn thing. This fandom, that fandom, guess what? It doesn’t belong to you.
Here's my theory. Some nerds want to feel superior to anyone. They choose targets that they think they can gang-up against in numbers significant enough to shield themselves. They aren't going to get through a day at school wearing shirts that make fun of the wrestling team. So they make crap like that shirt and titter between themselves secure in the knowledge that they risked nothing to feel superior.
If you feel the need to punch at all, at least punch up you losers.
TextExpander is great but it becomes less useful as the library of snippets grows beyond my memory to recall them all. Fortunately TextExpander for Mac has two very useful keyboard shortcuts for finding snippets when I most need them.
In the TextExpander preference pane, select the "Hotkeys" setting and enable ...
The past year's turmoil and churn with photo storage services was a major motivation for me to get control of my own photo management. My primary goal was to develop a system that was service-agnostic. I wanted a file structure on a computer that I controlled and could easily ...
Color palettes can be hard for tasteless amateur like myself. Luckily technology continues to make me look better than I am. Spectrum is an iOS and Mac app for generating and syncing color palettes and I think it's great.
There are two primary ways to get started with creating ...
Looking for a podcast? Like childish humor? This episode of Stop Podcasting Yourself is damn good.
It's Scott Simpson for almost 2 hours. There's nothing more to say.
El BJ was my favorite president too.
An interesting story from Business Insider that reads like a slow-motion bus crash.
Startups are supposed to fire fast, and in Clinkle’s case, it had quickly become apparent that hiring a sales team without a product to sell didn’t make sense. Some fired employees say they understand that ...
From the FastMail blog:
We discovered that Gandi received a paper email change form (pdf) claiming to be from a “Robert NORRIS” (the name which appears on our whois data), along with pictures of a passport of said “Robert NORRIS” and company registration documents also claiming to be for FastMail ...
A cautious person is probably going to methodically change all of their passwords on the Internet this month. It's common to reuse passwords, even though it's a bad idea. If you're in that club, start by resetting those passwords first.
If you use 1Password, it's easy ...
The best place to start, as usual, is with Ars Technica. The take away: the private keys need to be regenerated too.
As a nerd, one of the hardest things I do is to explain good password management to people that just consider them a nuisance. On the latest episode of Technical Difficulties Erik and I kick around the topic of passwords. We're partial to 1Password but there are a lot ...
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