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Fixing the garbage disposal

The most important thing I learned in high school stage tech was a paradigm. I usually phrase it this way:... (More...)

Ziggurat imagery in different tech levels

I've just started reading both Norman Spinrad's 1980 Songs from the Stars (first chapters set in a post-apocalypse quasi-ecotopia in... (More...)

Control over communications in Vinge's Zones of Thought books

(Quasi-spoilers here for all three Zones books, in that if you've got this idea in your head as you read,... (More...)

Tech is bad, nature is good

For a long time, we've been reading stories and books about how things mediated through technology are bad and being... (More...)

Items: Women, tech, and tech companies

New Yorker article: “A Woman’s Place: Can Sheryl Sandberg upend Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture?” Video-game event bans women under... (More...)

Links: tech stuff

Some technical and vaguely tech-related items, mostly from a couple months back: IBM discovers the business value of editors. OkCupid... (More...)

Everything is amazing (and nobody's happy)

I forget who linked to this recently: a clip of Conan O'Brien talking to Louis C.K., in which LCK points... (More...)

VR for pets

Had a bunch of vivid and odd dreams this morning, featuring stuff like a kind of a human-kite ride down... (More...)

Designing for a physically diverse audience

A few things that seem kind of related to me: HP's face-tracking webcam apparently doesn't detect black faces as faces.... (More...)

Geek feminism blog and wiki

Cool new group blog: the Geek Feminism Blog, featuring Liz H, Sumana H, and a bunch of other interesting writers.... (More...)

Ada Lovelace Day

Just saw that today is Ada Lovelace Day, "an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in... (More...)

The Mystery of the Possessed Microwave

Yesterday, I heard a series of electronic-sounding beeps, at irregular intervals. When it had gone on for a couple of... (More...)

Disappointing technology

I've been disappointed with lack of forward progress in various technological stuff lately. (More...)

Space party

Turns out that it was declared a few years back that April 12 of every year is Yuri's Night, a... (More...)

Non-technical PSA re GFI

If you live in the US, and your home has a modern electrical system, chances are good that you have... (More...)

On Girls, Boys, and IT Careers

A couple of weeks ago, there was a totally fabulous talk at Google: Dr. Cornelia Brunner of the Center for... (More...)

The predictive power of fantasy

People are always talking about the amazing predictive abilities of science fiction. But what about fantasy? Yes, yes, Arthur C.... (More...)

Items: Robot fish and zombie worms, and other tech toys

This set is somewhat miscellaneous, but a lot of it has to do with cool toys: hardware, software, and other.... (More...)

Items: Physics, astronomy, space, math, illusion

Buncha cool stuff here, including some videos and music, on various geeky topics. Physics of Oobleck (that is, of corn... (More...)