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Feb 20 2013

Linux+ Certified!

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Hooray! I passed my CompTIA Linux+ certification today. Sorry I’ve been neglecting you folks over the last little bit, but see, I’ve been studying from an old exam study guide from 2010, stolen from an acquaintance, and it’s basically eaten all my concentration since I hatched this hare-brained scheme of mine. Last Wednesday, at about …

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Feb 14 2013

I am now a Bachelor!

"To Whom It May Concern: I write to confirm that Jason Joseph Thibeault, born 1979/04/12, completed all the degree requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in English in December 2001. He will graduate at he Spring Convocation held on May 12th, 2013. If further information or clarification is needed, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

No, not that kind of bachelor. My dance card is still full. (Sorry, interested party(ies).) In the Spring of 2001, I completed my last courses and, prior to leaving my university and entering the workforce to work off the debt I’d accumulated, I applied to graduate. I thought I had all my core prerequisites under …

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Jun 16 2012

SSA Blogathon – Some video game nonsense to wrap up (9 of 9)

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Okay, so I’m basically out of real content at the moment, so have some ramblings for my last post of the night. I had originally scheduled a four hour shift because I wasn’t sure if I’d end up having to work tonight, but luckily, I don’t. I say luckily because I’m actually pretty close to …

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Jun 16 2012

SSA Blogathon – ‘The many kinds of girl’ (7 of 9)

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I’ve previously spoken about how media portrays women and how the general messaging leads women to believe they aren’t “pretty enough”. Comics are especially guilty of this, with women being generally identical only with anatomical impossibilities intended to facilitate the male gaze. Some folks are trying to counter that message, though. And thank goodness. DeviantArtiste …

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Jun 16 2012

SSA Blogathon – #misandryinvideogames: a response to misogynist trolls (6 of 9)

In the wake of the blatantly misogynistic attack Feminist Frequency has endured over the Tropes vs Women In Video Games video kickstarter, wherein trolls claimed that video games showed significant levels of misandry as well, Twitter launched a counter-offensive. The #misandryinvideogames hashtag has Twitter users describing all the instances of misandry they could find in …

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Jun 16 2012

SSA Blogathon – Glenn Beck opens fire at a new target in his war on sanity (5 of 9)

Glenn Beck launches his newest front on the war on sanity: a war against Glee. Seriously, what gets this guy so hot under the collar about this show? I’m going out on a limb and saying all of the content where homosexuality is treated maturely and with respect. Or where atheism is mentioned without the …

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Jun 15 2012

SSA Blogathon – SSA adopts a harassment policy for conferences! (4 of 9)

Some excellent news to those among you who’ve been following the ongoing secular harassment policy campaign (though if you haven’t that’s okay too): the Secular Student Alliance has officially adopted a strong and publicly available harassment policy. Making the Secular Student Alliance Conference Welcoming to Everyone Everyone at the Secular Student Alliance is committed to …

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Jun 15 2012

SSA Blogathon – Jay Smooth Vs. Misogynist Internet Trolls (3 of 9)

So you remember all that nonsense misogynist flack Feminist Frequency took for daring to talk about female tropes in video games? Jay Smooth tore that shit up. Ill Doctrine: All These Sexist Gamer Dudes Are Some Shook Ones from ANIMALNewYork.com on Vimeo. From the transcript: But it’s still been an intensely ugly spectacle that raises …

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Jun 15 2012

SSA Blogathon – Why the Secular Student Alliance matters (2 of 9)

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Growing up, I didn’t have anyplace to express my doubts in religion. I’ve mentioned before that while I grew up in a liberal Catholic household, I began to have my doubts shortly after Confirmation — yes, the very point in time where I’m asked if I want to be a Catholic forever-and-ever. It was about …

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May 30 2012

Onoes, the religious are being bullied by Gay-Straight Alliances in Canada!!

In Ontario, there’s apparently been a bit of a row over school anti-bullying clubs naming themselves Gay-Straight Alliance, or something similar. The row comes mostly from the Catholic schools — naturally — where the proposed clubs are denied on the basis that they have the word “gay” in them, where these Catholic schools consider homosexuality …

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