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Competition

This article on why masculinity fails men is interesting.  I agree with a lot of it, but I also think it’s not entirely a gender/masculinity issue – more that society is generally conditioned to act as if everything is a … Continue reading

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My First Myself.

This sort of thing pisses me off. http://love.allwomenstalk.com/quirky-traits-in-women-that-guys-think-are-adorable Aside from the confusion between a genuine personality and the lamentable Manic Pixie Dream Girl stereotype, there’s a fundamental misunderstanding of why anyone should be themself.  “Be yourself,” it screams, “…for HIM!” … Continue reading

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Putting the spikes back in the homogeneity.

Hello again.  It’s only been, what, three years? I read an interesting article about online dating earlier – it’s vaguely related to what I’m going to talk about, so for credit’s sake have a read of “Love or desperation?  Why … Continue reading

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Space.

In terms of educational software, Kerbal Space Program has Granny’s Garden knocked into a cocked hat. I’ll admit that this one is only about science, and specifically rocket science, but I’d wager if you got a bunch of kids, gave … Continue reading

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A (badly) illustrated guide to why I don’t like buying shoes any more.

This is that guide. I used to commute to work in a town, using a car.  This was simple, and on average only drove me to a state of near-homicidal rage eighteen or nineteen times per week.  As a car … Continue reading

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Maps.

Sometimes it’s as if the world is reading my directions and doing exactly the opposite. I updated Google Maps on my phone yesterday.  I wish I hadn’t.  They’ve introduced a new map rotation feature. This in itself is wrong.  A … Continue reading

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Adobe Flash.

A (one presumes billed as “seamless”) update process that requires clicking yes to a dialog box, confirming a UAC operation, and reading a licence agreement. I think the most egregious step is that every minor update should require accepting a … Continue reading

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