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Sexual Harassment and How to be an Ally

I’ve been thinking a lot about feminism and women in tech recently. HR departments focus their efforts on how to avoid punishment and on documenting bad behavior. What I feel they lack is training employees how to be an ally. … Continue reading

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Building Bonds

With the advent of social networks it can be easy to get caught up in building communities by interacting with people online. It makes it trivial to connect to someone you have lost touch with or to find someone with … Continue reading

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An Influx of Inspiration

Tim and I attended ATLOSCon a few weeks ago, and ever since then I’ve been chewing on all of the ideas that I learned about there. I learned things about temperament, style, the fixed mindset versus the growth mindset, and … Continue reading

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Harsh Discipline

I always try to explore why certain ideas resonate with me emotionally. I believe in reason and that it is our only means of knowledge, but emotions are equally important. Emotions are automatic responses to values (thanks, Ayn Rand!). Emotions … Continue reading

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iPhone Addiction

So…remember when I posted that Henry has forced me to use technology? Or, more accurately, how he was the impetus for me to find new uses for my iPhone? Well, now I’m addicted to the damn thing! Crap. I do … Continue reading

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My Baby Is Forcing Me to Use Technology

I’m such a luddite, which is funny, because I’m a Computer Science major. It’s mostly the influence of my parents. My dad doesn’t even have a cell phone. I don’t usually stay on top of new technologies, but that’s all … Continue reading

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Beginners

Beginners A gay Christopher Plummer : They had some wonderfully loud music in the club tonight! *nnn st nnn st nnn st* What kinda music’s that? Ewan McGregor as his son : It’s probably house music… Christopher Pummer : House … Continue reading

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Ann Druyan and the Separation of the Mind and the Spirit

Ann Druyan cowrote the Cosmos television series with Carl Sagan, and was his wife for the last 15 years of his life.  I don’t recall how I came across this speech, but it’s great.  It’s a talk she gave to … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian Myth

Hi Everyone!  Here’s a little review of a book I finished recently.  It’s adapted from a short speech I made in Toastmasters: After 20 years as a vegan, author Lierre Keith sat at her kitchen table, distraught.  Her health was … Continue reading

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Spiders are rad…

This is incredible.  And those spiders are awesome.  I love the gold color of the tapestry!  Here’s a link to the NPR story.

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