Category Archives: technology

Crumbling infrastructure

First the exploding steam pipe in New York City, now a problem with electrical power in San Francisco that caused a transformer to explode under Mission Street. This latest power outage has taken out many websites, including LiveJournal.
Our urban infrastructure is crumbling around us, and nobody wants to pay for it. I’m also [...]

Make the harassers own their misbehavior!

I’ve been thinking about the extreme harassment Kathy Sierra has gotten ever since Liz Henry brought it to my attention. It’s been burning up electrons on one of my mailing lists, and it’s made the technology blog of
My response to trolls in the past was honed in the Usenet days; it was best [...]

Wingnut pressure on the Edwards campaign

The John Edwards campaign is getting pressure from Bill Donohue of the Catholic League to fire Amanda Marcotte (Pandagon) and Melissa McEwan (Shakespeare’s Sister) due to postings they have made on their weblogs.
I just sent this message to the Edwards folks:
Keep Amanda and Melissa working on your web presence. The people most enraged [...]

Nifty new layout

I was a couple of revisions behind on WordPress, so now I am running WP2.1 and have an Atom 1.0 feed. Note the teal and black colors here, kids, Bill and I were listening to our Sharks do a well-deserved smackdown on the Edmonton Oilers up in Alberta while we were making the changes.

Trying to finish processing BlogHer06

I’ve spent the past two and a half weeks since BlogHer06 trying to process what I learned and observed at it as well as what’s been discussed in the followup discussions on various blogs.
Second day sessions that worked well
the sex panel with Susie Bright et. al.: the usefulness of this discussion for me was [...]

Still a little wiped out from Blogher’06

I needed to do the housework that doesn’t happen during the work week, and I am still a bit wiped from the events of the last couple of days, so I wasn’t able to make it up to chez Badger today for the next round of WoolfCamp.
I was able to learn a lot of stuff, [...]

Why this weblog?

Well, I’ve had this domain since December of 2001 and haven’t done anything much with it until this year when I went to WoolfCamp in February, and got somewhat motivated to make a self-hosted weblog and sign up for Blogher’06.
At Blogher, I found out which tools I needed to get this going and also had [...]