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Words matter: the loaded language of “divorce recovery”

August 28, 2012


The phrase "divorce recovery" is loaded with values and implications that may or may not have been intended. Words matter - use them carefully.

Mathematics: FAIL

March 12, 2012


"Partial zero emissions vehicle" = mathematics FAIL

What the hell were(n’t) they thinking?

November 14, 2011


The pro-Paterno rioters at Penn State showed a remarkable lack of self-awareness and/or intelligence when they rioted in support of a man who clearly failed to meet his ethical and moral duty even has he (barely) met the legal requirement to report sexual abuse.

No one can ever take away my experiences of Penn State (Updated)

November 12, 2011


I've been keeping my head down since the Penn State pedophilia scandal broke. You see, I'm a Penn State alum, and it's taking me time to sort out how I feel about this. Right now, though, I know that nothing about the scandal will tarnish or erase my experiences from my time at Penn State.

The Geek Manifesto

April 5, 2011


This hit my email a few minutes ago, and as a proud geek myself, I just had to share. The Geek Manifesto We are geeks, and we are proud to be. We are rational; we understand cause and effect; we understand consequences; we understand loosely-coupled distributed self-organizing systems with multiple redundant communication channels.