Why Gossip Girl needs better faux techspeak.
One woman’s continuing mission to make you love Star Trek, too.
It’s been my experience that when TV shows and movies get software development and web development wrong, they get it REALLY wrong. A week ago, I rewatched The Dark Knight with two of my gaming buddies, both of whom are skilled developers. While we loved the movie, popcorn was thrown when Christian Bale rasped that […]
SDCC Just Didn’t Think About The Ladies This Time.
I recently attended the Seattle Symphony’s ‘Scifi at the Pops‘, a collection of great science fiction scores and themes. I bought a ticket even before I knew that Jonathan Frakes would be directing. I was thrilled to find out, of course; I had the hugest crush on Commander Riker when I was thirteen, just like […]
Should the past haunt Julian Assange?
I normally never critique a company for not hiring female devs or DBAs; I tend to think it’s the responsibility of women to be good enough to deserve employment. This time, however, I think it’s quite appropriate for a system that seriously screwed with women who have two last names after marriage. I’ll start by […]
Wikipedia and Virtual Feudalism
I see that Julian Assange has been awarded the Sydney Peace Medal. I’m not sure whether to be concerned or not; this may turn out to be something like awarding Yasser Arafat the Nobel Peace Prize before he started bombing hell out of Israel again. There are still outstanding rape allegations against Assange, and unfortunately, […]
Dress for inconspicuousness.
I’m tired of having my edits on Wikipedia immediately rolled back without so much as a by-your-leave. The purpose is so that those who have set themselves up as monitors on a range of pages within their area of expertise can read and review my changes to approve them before permitting them on the page. […]
Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
When I first got a gig at Microsoft, my account rep noted that I seemed to dress very differently when I came into the vendor agency office and when I was actually at the Microsoft campus. I tend to downplay my fashion choices when I work as a coder. It’s hard enough to get taken […]
I don’t need to tell anyone who Ada Lovelace is. The world’s first computer programmer was, strangely enough, female. Today is Ada Lovelace Day; it’s celebrated on March 24th each year. Actually, I’d like to focus on her presence in fiction. William Gibson and Bruce Sterling used Lovelace as a character when they wrote “The […]