Monthly Archives: May 2014

Andy

May 6, 2014

App.net State of the Union

App.net no longer has any full-time employees but says they're still committed to the project/infrastructure- etc. http://blog.app.net/2014/05/06/app-net-state-of-the-union/

App.net State of the Union

App.net State of the UnionMay 6- 2014 by Dalton CaldwellAs many are aware- the first major round of subscription renewals from the original App.net launch happened a few weeks ago. We have been anxiously anticipating what our subscription renewal rate would be in order to do budgetary planning. Sinc…

Andy

May 5, 2014

Anti-Gay Marriage GOP Candidate Is A Former Drag Queen

Literally: "Queen- please."

Anti-Gay Marriage GOP Candidate Is A Former Drag Queen

Republican North Carolina state Senate candidate Steve Wiles has no problem running on an anti same-sex marriage platform and was an active supporter of 2012's Amendment One- which banned same-sex marriage in the state

Andy

May 5, 2014

Speculator Buys Tenderloin Building: Evicts Everyone

"Section 8 residents were paying an average of $1-200 per month for each of the building's 9 units. Durekas is currently advertising the units for $4-350 per month on Craigslist before they've even been vacated. "

Speculator Buys Tenderloin Building: Evicts Everyone

About 50 angry residents and housing activists gathered in the courtyard of 741 Ellis yesterday

Andy

May 5, 2014

Stop Saying "I Have A Boyfriend"

"Male privilege is 'I have a boyfriend' being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another male-bodied person more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest."

Stop Saying "I Have A Boyfriend"

I enjoy "going out." I like dancing- I like music- I like drinking- I like spending time with friends. And I like meeting new people- chatting with them and making friends. I also understand that many people (men and women) go to bars and clubs in hopes of meeting a romantic/sexual partner- and of c…

Andy

May 5, 2014

Target CEO Resigns in Wake of Huge Data Breach

Accountability. Delayed but still: mind blown. Granted- let's wait to see the golden parachute.

Target CEO Resigns in Wake of Huge Data Breach

Nearly five months after suffering a huge data breach- Target announced Monday morning that Gregg Steinhafel- the company's CEO since 2008- had resigned.

Andy

May 4, 2014

Fifty Years of BASIC- the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

I always take great personal pride that I taught myself BASIC in 5th grade so I could make text adventure games. It's nutty how much algebra I didn't know I was learning when I wrote the parser to chop up the verb/noun commands.

Fifty Years of BASIC- the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

A celebration of one of technology's biggest- most underappreciated revolutions