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Mar 11 2013

My life in upheaval, but in a good way

In February 2010, Jodi and I got married. In June, we spent our honeymoon in Minnesota, going to CONvergence in Minneapolis. (My wife is every bit as much a geek as me.) Little did I know that that visit would plant the seeds for what’s been happening over the past few months in my life.

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Feb 15 2013

How I feel about the latest round of “civility” calls

Panel 1: evangelist beating atheist with a cross, while calling him names. Panel 2: atheist about to break the cross, evangelist crying 'Hey! Let's have a little RESPECT here!'

Something like this, actually. Only, imagine the cry in panel 2 coming from a third party supposedly on our side. And imagine the evangelist is an antifeminist attacking women and people trying to improve women’s lot in life. Yeah. I don’t have a lot to say about this nonsense. I agree that we shouldn’t denigrate …

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Jan 26 2013

Impostercide tweak

Hoping this ends the lamentations of people forgetting to sign in before posting a comment, and using an already-registered name. Impostercide should now do something like this: Possible Imposter You are attempting to post a comment with information (i.e. email address or login ID) belonging to a registered user. If you have an account on this …

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Jan 07 2013

Back from vacation. Need a vacation.

I’d been trying to maintain a post-a-day schedule for a few weeks now despite trying to suck the marrow out of a precious oasis of respite from a job that has, as late, challenged me to exceed what even I thought myself capable. I am back home now. My wife and I arrived home at …

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Jan 01 2013

The 2012 Lousy Year In Review

Welcome to the End of the World after-show, where we look over the highlights of the year prior to the Mayan calendar’s running out. Of course, we’re all still around after the apocalypse because all the prayer averted Planet Nibiru at the last possible second, but we already had the after-show all planned out, so …

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Nov 25 2012

The bug report thread

Because we don’t seem to have a general purpose one, I’m making one right now, right here. See the new theme? It’s a bit buggy. We want to hammer everything flat and put a coat of gloss before the rest of the network is subjected to it. What do you think? The top menu and …

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Sep 10 2012

Trolls are spoofing commentariat and authors (Update: countermeasures!)

Thanks to the spate of trolls (who are, in fact, members of our rationalist community!) spoofing our users, owing mostly to their levels of immaturity and the realization that they can type other people’s identities in the comment fields, a few blogs are turning on comment registration. I strongly advise that, even if your primary …

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Aug 26 2012

I get awards

Award of Excellence awarded to Jason "Lousy Canuck" Thibeault FOR The Most Viewed FTB post EVAR!!!!1111!!! PRESENTED BY VeritasKnight DATE Aug 24th, 2012

Okay, vanity awards from people using generators intended for kids. He’s referring to this post, as explained in this post. I should totes add this to my sidebar.

Aug 23 2012

I know where that January spike came from, and it had nothing to do with TAM

freethoughblogs.com

Shane Brady posted a quantitative analysis of web traffic for Skepchick and Freethought Blogs using Alexa’s daily reach statistics. While this data is certainly only a subset of the actual data — a sort of Nielsons ratings for the web — it’s probably pretty close to representative of the actual data we’ve collected via StatCounter. …

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Aug 10 2012

What Thunderf00t did, and how.

By now, I’m certain you’ve read Phil Mason’s, AKA Thunderf00t’s, confession about how he’s done exactly what people have accused him of: accessing the back channel after being kicked off the blog. He spins himself as a whistleblower about vast conspiracies within Freethought Blogs, how we’re looking to destroy people’s careers every time we commiserate …

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