I wrote this sometime after November 2001 since it references some lyrics from Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s “Once More with Feeling.” I recently found it, scanned it, and am posting it. I wrote it as a stream, so I haven’t changed the tyops or added paragraphs. It is as it was when I wrote it. You will recognize some lyrics. You will not recognize other lyrics.
You may have heard this term in the past, and you may not have—In which case it is something you need to know about. The Bechdel Test is a basic three question test to evaluate a work based on how it depicts women. To pass the test a work must:
- Feature at least two women
- Who speak to each other
- Without talking about men (or worse, a specific man).
One of the mainstays of nearly all sic-fi si the idea that we will be able to travel outside our Solar System and eventually across the galaxy and perhaps even to other galaxies.
There is a little bit of a problem with that idea, however, and that is just how far away those stars are. Continue reading Interstellar Travel
We’re three (or maybe four) weeks away from the next Apple event, and it looks like this one is going to combine the new iPhone and iPad announcements into one event. Does this mean Apple is leaving October open for another announcement?
Well, the Pebble Time watch band has recently caused a rash on my wrist. There’s no blistering, but the rash is a bit tender and I’m not sure I can keep wearing the watch.
As far as I know, I am not allergic to latex, so I don’t know what has caused this.
There’s been a lot of discussion, both on the web and in podcasts, about the broken state of web advertising. On the one hand, you have people who make their livings because of advertising pointing out that without ads, they can’t make money and they can’t provide “free” content to users and that users will not pay for content.
On the other hand you have users who are saying, “No, your ads suck.” And they are right.