The Garden of Forking Thoughts

525,600 Minutes

One year ago today, July 11, 2012, I started hormone replacement therapy. Most of the people I know outside the internet didn't know this at the time - over the next few months I came out to the remainder of my immediate family and three months later (nine months ago ...

Orbital Ion Cannon? Bad Idea

Caveat lector: the "nonsense" tag means I'm probably BSing a bit. Or at least not very serious. Oh and hyperbole.

So I was talking with this Trailer Park Boys ripoff friend of mine and the subject came to annihilating rage face T-shirts and trees that reeked of jizz; then ...

The Divergence of Sex and Gender

There's a veritable dictionary of words just to do with gender and especially trans related stuff. I tried to put together my own glossary of related terms but really, it just how I think about stuff and many people differ in their own use of words for themselves.

I ...

Last Post on Wordpress

Having FINALLY gotten a working system with Pelican and enough supporting crap to run pelican-import, this will be my last post on my Wordpress blog. I'm leaving it standing (because there's no reason at all to delete it and my new blog won't be up for a ...

This Is Why People Don't Speak Up

Caveat lector: this post contains slurs because I'm going to be discussing them. I also have embedded some tweets because I feel like pretending I'm Storify apparently.

Earlier this week, a woman named Adria Richards publicly called out what she felt were inappropriate comments at PyCon. Later the ...

Take the Shot, M

Warning: here be Skyfall (007) spoilers.

Skyfall is the conclusion of an unofficial trilogy of 007 films that existed largely to develop Daniel Craig's rebooted Bond (which is a good idea because let's be honest, Brosnan's Bond got to be a bit of a dilletante). Each of ...

Why I Support Obama and So Should You

This isn't about economics, or foreign policy. It's about social policy. You know, that gaping hole in the "domestic policy" debate.

I mean, economics and foreign policy are part of it, but I'm privileged enough to be largely unaffected by them.

Social policy is where the candidates ...