Category Archive: Uncategorized

Apr 20 2013

Hey! Hangout?

If I impulsively set up a Google+ hangout at 8pm my time (in about an hour), would anyone join it? I might try it anyway, just because. To talk about whatever. Absolutely nothing of any significance was said. We just had a pleasant evening of social chit-chat.

Apr 16 2013

What was it like to be in the Boston Marathon yesterday?

Dave Munger ran the race. His perspective might be unexpected.

Apr 04 2013

Goddamn cancer

Just days after announcing a slowdown to deal with his cancer, Roger Ebert dies. Of cancer.

Apr 01 2013

No fools here

I am officially declaring this an April Fools-Free Zone. No foolin’. My grumpiness might contribute to that, too. I ended up with an utterly miserable redeye flight from Seattle to Minneapolis — I landed at 5am. I’m still traveling to get home (I’m on a stimulant break right this instant), and as soon as I …

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Mar 31 2013

We’ve got a ways to go

I hear that the big American Atheists conference in Austin had an attendance of about 900, which is a good number, and of course, let’s not judge the quality of an event by the number of attendees. By all accounts, it was an excellent conference (I keep seeing these gushing comments on twitter about AC …

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Mar 29 2013

Reddit: working hard to bury their reputation ever deeper in the slime


A new tasteless meme is spreading across Reddit: good girl college liberal. As usual, I think you can guess what makes someone a “good” girl: it’s the willingness to do anything the guy with a copy of photoshop wants her to do. And what makes her a “college liberal”? She’s topless. I’ve never known that …

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Mar 23 2013

Blathering FtBers

We’re doing an impromptu hangout this afternoon. Point and laugh!

Mar 23 2013

The “used to” isn’t there

Thanks, Nic, for ruining my afternoon. Now I’ve got to spread it around and sadden everyone else, too.

Mar 18 2013

Still alive

At this stage of my life, I must get out and walk at least a mile every day, or my tendons start to calcify and lock up, and every step turns into an agonizing process in which a little homunculus scurries about in my blood vessels and uses a pointy hammer to shatter the crystallized …

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Mar 09 2013

Reddit doesn’t geddit

So…SXSW had a panel yesterday about Reddit, with Farhad Manjoo, Adrian Chen, and Rebecca Watson. It went about as well as you might expect. I like to imagine Reddit as great wide open restaurant with a lot of appealing stuff, and unfortunately, a lot of appalling stuff. It wouldn’t be so bad if it had …

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