How I Learned to Code

A friend of mine was complaining about a job applicant who didn't know gcc and used gedit as her editor. For those not in the know, gcc is a collection of programs that translate code from human readable to something that the machine can understand, and gedit is just a notepad like program. In theory, maybe, these… » 8/14/14 9:00pm 8/14/14 9:00pm

Ask for Follows in Today's Cross Thread

Hello happy people and welcome to today's very welcoming Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Tay, Odeck, & Backtalk cross thread. In light of changes to the commenting system and this thread rotating its hosting blog, I recommend using today's cross thread to make some friends who'd be willing to follow you on behalf… » 8/14/14 11:55am 8/14/14 11:55am

Orthodox Fashion Line Collaborates with Muslim Blogger

And the reception went about as well as expected, meaning that some of the line's customers freaked out. Like come on people, I like the religion, like a lot, and would really really prefer for people to not assume I'm an intolerant xenophobe 'cause you go and ruin a nice thing. » 7/18/14 2:22pm 7/18/14 2:22pm

I'm too old to be okay with adults dating teens

I'm questioning the math skills of the author of the YA book I'm reading because she's trying to pass off a pairing between a 16 year old and 21 year old as non-creepy. I'm also not loving all the mangas I'm reading that have no issues hooking up young teens with people in their early twenties. But, as a teen, I… » 7/13/14 3:34am 7/13/14 3:34am

The Importance of Framing

Jay Michealson argues that a major reason that LGBT rights have gained so much ground over the past 10 years while women's rights have devolved is that the activism for women's rights has very much played to the base while LGBT activism has very much gotten all warm and fuzzy and palatable to the middle. » 7/07/14 10:41am 7/07/14 10:41am