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Biasing Language

Yesterday, the US Midterm elections occured. Skimming the headlines of my RSS feed, I came across this statement: The energy and outrage of the Democratic resistance faced off against the brute strength of U.S. President Donald Trump’s GOP<a...

Fish need belly rubs

Fish need belly rubs too…

Worm Breeding Pen

I currently have two worm bins with two very different populations: pure Red Wigglers; and a mixture of European Night-crawlers and Red Wigglers. History </span> While I have been pleased with the health of the Red bin, their size is not what I had hoped for...

Never Trust Your Memories

I just had the most fascinating experience of falling down the stairs today. Ice storms have ripped through my city, and as I stepped out the front door to have a smoke, my feet shot out from under me and down the stairs I went. While no bones cracked, they...

Apex Predators

It’s funny how science fiction universes so often treat humans as a boring, default everyman species, or even the weakest and dumbest. I want to see a sci-fi universe where we’re actually considered one of the more hideous and terrifying species. How do we know our saliva and skin oils...

The more things change

&hellips; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. — Isaiah 2:3-4 The War That Will End War — HG Wells (1914) <hr...

Caution: The Modern IT Workplace

Over the years, I have worked for good companies and bad, and one thing I have become suspicious of is companies that try to sell a happy work environment. Let’s take Khan Academy for example: Flexible schedules and required time off to ensure...

Exeter Riddle 25

Years ago I tried to teach myself Old English. I came across this translation I did of a riddle from Exeter. I have since found better translations, offering far clearer clues, and basically making me look bad. Oh well… I am widely found, by...

False Specter of Racism

Which States Sent the Most Racist Tweets After the Election The article concludes that the Southern States are the most racist. However, if you actually look at...

Check Your Charity

Media outlets have managed to politicise another disaster. Recently, Mitt Romney has come under fire for encouraging people to donate food to relief efforts in Sandy stricken regions. Unfortunately, several media outlets have pointed out that The Red Cross no longer accepts donations of tangible goods. As I don’t deal...

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