So, there’s national news floating around about a “specific, credible but unconfirmed” terrorist threat against the US, scheduled to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. I found out about it this morning, when my significant other received several very urgent text messages regarding her safety. “Avoid bridges and tunnels”, she was told. She didn’t think much of it, […]
I just had an eye opening moment of Privilege awareness. Yes, that’s with a capital P, you can start your dismissiveness glands salivating, as I’ve a nice chewy thought for them to dissolve before it reaches your brain where it might infect. This particular moment comes to us from the Scalzi Cloudmind: the amalgamated intelligence […]
It’s 2011 , and I have to admit that I’m a bit giddy. It’s a childish reaction for a 30  year old, but I haven’t seen a game with this much potential since the first Deus Ex [System Shock 2]. Finally, a game that offers real freedom to choose our own path through a […]
and I’m very happy about it. I’ve cut this in to two parts for brevity. Click here for the rest of the story. Finally, what happened today: I went in for the first of four procedures today. It hurt, but not a lot. Somewhere worse than a toothache, but not as bad as a root […]
and I’m very happy about it. So I’ve been failing at keeping everyone up to date on what’s going on with me. Lots of small references to my legs/feet, doctor visits, and surgery. I figure it’s high time I filled everyone in on what exactly is going on. First, what’s wrong: I have a vascular […]
Oh, hi there Poverty! How’ve you been? I haven’t seen you since… what? Like back at the PTF when I was living in DC on $1600 a month. Wow, it’s been quite a while hasn’t it? Me? Oh I’m good. Yeah, just moved into a new place this year. Same job. No raise for 2011, […]
I adore Dropbox and use it heavily. However, I knew the day would come where we’d have to deal with the uglier side of our lovely little digital cloud. Miguel de Icaza has called Dropbox to task over their disingenuous statements regarding file security. Basically, Dropbox promised us that our files were safe from prying […]
This is a post about my birthday. If you do not know me in person, you can safely ignore this post. If you know me in person, you can safely ignore this post must pay attention.