Category Archive: Bloggery

Feb 20 2014

Cynthia Gockley is a strong, confident woman

And that frightens pick-up artists. Just ask them. You all remember Matt Forney, right? He’s the slimy character whose post about liking women who are insecure and intimidated made the rounds a while back, and his blog is full of repellent bigotry, like his post that says fat girls are vermin and are also stupid, …

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Feb 11 2014

Fixes in the works

I am getting many complaints about recent changes. In response to the DDOS attack (Jason has all the details), there have been some new problems caused by the repairs: RSS is down, and there are apparently some slightly annoying javascript additions. We have Top Men working behind the scenes, it looks like we might be …

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Feb 09 2014

Someone was bored tonight

If you’re wondering what happened to FtB, starting at about a quarter to eight tonight, we got hit with a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. Also, at the same time, Skepchick got DDOSed. Also, at the same time, Feminist Frequency got DDOSed. I can’t imagine what those three sites have in common, or what …

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Jan 25 2014

I’ve been doing it wrong

Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron are 17 and 19 years old, and they’re making very good money out of Twitter. $44,000 a month? On Twitter? Tell me your one weird tip for doing this, please. They met hustling on YouTube when they were 13 and 15, respectively, and they’ve been doing social media things …

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Jan 22 2014

Now, even you can understand social media


All is made clear. Oh, no, it left one off: Blogs: A dated description of what it’s like to eat a donut, with links to other blogs by people who like donuts, and excoriations of blogs by people who don’t like donuts.

Jan 20 2014

Oh, Henry

Henry Gee is an editor at Nature magazine. I’ve met him: he’s smart, he’s interesting, he’s extremely opinionated and often obnoxious, so we have at least one of those things in common. He and Dr Isis have a long-running feud — it may have begun with Gee publishing an awful piece of short fiction called …

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Jan 02 2014

How does one make amends on the internet?

Bora Zivkovic is back, and he’s tweeting and blogging as if nothing happened…which rankles. I have to wonder what he has done or better yet, could do to make amends for the violations of trust, but a few months’ hiatus doesn’t quite seem adequate. I’m not a judge to levy a penalty, either, so I …

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Dec 24 2013

‘Twas the night before Christmas…around FtB

Look at all these people celebrating a secular Christmas, if they’re celebrating at all. Ed Brayton learns that the creationists are looking for Orcs. Chris Rodda has already found one: Bill O’Reilly. Steven Andrew is feeling better. The Digital Cuttlefish gets a surprise publication. Reasonable Doubts covers Ham’s Ark. Comrade Physioproffe exposes the cruelty of …

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Nov 25 2013

Oh, no, I’ve been doing blogging wrong!

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You know, Al Franken is my senator. I voted for him (and far more happily than I did voting for Obama), and I’ve said a few good words about him here. But does he invited me to dinner? Does he ask me to join him out on the shootin’ range? Does he call? Does one …

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Nov 18 2013

Whoa, not keen on that reaction

You may recall my comments on that article about the sexism panel at NASW. It was an oddly glib summary of the panel that gave cursory attention to the women’s statements, and spent most of its time discussing the reactions of men in the audience — it was a sad example of how even women …

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