The Great Stink

23 February 2018

Laurie Penny has some advice for men in the current cultural moment, and it is good advice. This passage, near the end, caught me right where it was aimed: Suck it up and let go. Let go of your resentment at women’s lack of patience, let go of your wounded pride, let go of your […]

New Game: Haunted Floating Eye

20 February 2018

Created for LÖVE Jam 2018, my latest game is called Haunted Floating Eye. It’s something like a tower (lair) defense game, mixed with cruelty, base building and ennui. The jam has ended, but voting is open for the next 12 days. I’d really appreciate it you tried it out, and voted on the on the […]

KDE Bug Executes Arbitrary Code Based on Name of Thumb Drive

13 February 2018

This is one of the dumbest and most dangerous bugs I’ve ever heard of. From the KDE security list: When a vfat thumbdrive which contains “ or $() in its volume label is plugged and mounted trough the device notifier, it’s interpreted as a shell command, leaving a possibility of arbitrary commands execution. an example […]

City Pop Radio

23 January 2018

Van Paugam has been putting out these awesome mixtapes of 1980s Japanese City Pop, and now there’s a 24/7 streaming channel. It’s hard to argue with that pitch: Travel back in time through the haze of memories that aren’t your own, and melodies frozen in a particular place in history.

VHS Distributor Logos

23 January 2018

An excellent collection for your Tuesday blues. Ray sez: After seeing them all together, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that this could have been the Dribbble popular page about 5-6 years ago. I totally see it, yeah.

PBS NewsHour: Do work requirements help lift people out of poverty?

22 January 2018

Turns out: No, because they’re already working. Calls to increase work requirements among those receiving government assistance should recognize that most poor adults are already working, looking for work, or are disabled or ill. Increasing work among the poor may require addressing barriers to work including work-limiting disability or illness.

Internal FCC Report Shows Republican Net Neutrality Narrative Is False

18 December 2017

The FCC, and it’s vile Head Liar Ajit Pai, withheld even more information from the American people than we already knew: Internal FCC documents obtained by Motherboard using a Freedom of Information Act request show that the independent, nonpartisan FCC Office of Inspector General—acting on orders from Congressional Republicans—investigated the claim that Obama interfered with […]

The Pro Wrestling Wiki

10 December 2017

I’m back in the wiki game, this time it’s The Pro Wrestling Wiki. We’re going to become the one-stop shop for independent pro wrestling events, wrestlers, and history, without an agenda toward becoming advertising partners with some megacorp. Right now that means it’s me entering stuff in by hand and spinning up discrete linode servers. […]

Bail Bloc

15 November 2017

A new project, using the blockchain to generate bail money for nonviolent offenders, who are often victims of racist policing and sentencing. Here’s how it works: When you download the app, a small part of your computer’s unused processing power is redirected toward mining a popular cryptocurrency called Monero, which is secure, private, and untraceable. […]

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