Spurred by a problematic “real name” policy queers flock to fledgling social media platform Ello. But is it really the online utopia we’ve been waiting for?
“Before I was ready or able to kiss a girl in real life or to reinvent myself as the wild party girl or fierce leader or boho artist — all identities that eventually became a part of my real identity — I could play them out on my computer screen.”
Damn the man, save the internet!
It’s just awesome to be able to point at a very visible, recognizable and powerful government position that is based on having a massive amount of technology knowledge and say “LOOK WE EXIST LOOK LOOK LOOK.”
I received a text from my fiancée with just the word “EMOJLI.” The caps were hers, not mine. But they do reflect how I felt. Maybe the caps are also mine, then. Maybe they are also everyone’s.
Three pieces of technology for which I just can’t decide whether I’m Team Yay or Team Nope. Please send opinion-building help.
I found 30 free cat fonts for you so you can have your pick of the litter.
Despite Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking getting top billing and the prominent role and smarts of Joan Clarke (played by Kiera Knightly), these STEM movies are dude heavy. As are STEM fields.
1. i have no room on my macbook air
2. my 160gb portable hard drive from 2006 is predictably also full
3. i can’t move anything to dropbox from my mac bc my mac is full
You’re moving in a week and packing boxes is getting tedious. You need something to focus your energy on that is not packing boxes and is not productive for you in the slightest. Plus you think iTunes is ugly. Now you are ready.
Y’all are on beaches or in cars road tripping through beautiful mountains or on horses or traversing cities I’ve never been to and ugh, JEALOUS! But not so jealous that I’m not gonna halp a queermo out.
It seems like every time I go to buy cat litter, a vendor is urging me to connect via Facebook. In a digital world that constantly wants to authenticate your identity via social media, I can definitely see the appeal of anonymous secret apps.
And also it’s mega-challenging. Like for real, mega-hard. My love for this game far outweighs my skill at this game.
“Start-up culture is odd. There’s a lot that I struggle with — it’s not something particularly designed for anyone who isn’t already privileged. It’s hard to go into it without a safety net. There’s a certain element of romanticizing struggle that is hard to internalize as a woman, a queer woman, and/or a woman of color. “
Let’s talk about python. I picked python for our gentle programming introduction because when you squint really hard it allllllmost looks like regular English.
“Male, female, what’s the difference? Power is beautiful and I have the power.”
Some seem relevant, at least to my interests (.camp) and some seem like a facepalm waiting to happen (.sexy). But the one you haven’t seen quite yet is .gay, though not for lack of trying.
In which I relearn a lesson about technology I had forgotten.
Things I never knew anyone wanted, and am not convinced that anyone should have.
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