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A Formal Request for More Female Creatures in Magic: the Gathering

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Hey Wizards of the Coast. I have a request. Let’s see more female creatures, yeah? Depictions of women in Magic are not entirely uncommon. It’s often enough that a deck will have at least a couple. And yet, when I think about creatures — specifically non-human creatures — almost always they are shown as masculine…. (read more)

The single greatest contribution to open source by WordPress is documentation

I’m going to throw an idea out there, and that is that the single, most important contribution that WordPress has made to open source software as a whole is documentation. When I first started using WordPress 8 or so years ago, that was the biggest difference between WordPress and other platforms. You could search for… (read more)

Did I ever tell you about the time I talked to a chatbot?

  • Cleverbot:

    Are you ambitious?

  • Me:

    Sure.

  • Cleverbot:

    How are you?

  • Me:

    Fine.

  • Cleverbot:

    Are you tired?

  • Me:

    Maybe.

  • Cleverbot:

    Are you or not?

  • Me:

    Yes.

  • Cleverbot:

    Good.

  • Me:

    It’s good that I am tired?

  • Cleverbot:

    Yes. How r you?

  • Me:

    Okay.

  • Cleverbot:

    Do you like Lady Gaga?

  • Me:

    Nope.

  • Cleverbot:

    I still like you.

  • Me:

    That’s very interesting.

  • Cleverbot:

    No, it’s not.

  • Me:

    Then I don’t like you.

  • Cleverbot:

    I don’t like you neither.

  • Me:

    Neither? Do you not speak proper grammar?

  • Cleverbot:

    Because you can’t talk.

  • Me:

    Actually, you can’t talk.

  • Cleverbot:

    Prove that you’re human and I’m not.

  • Me:

    Why?

  • Cleverbot:

    Because you are one.

  • Me:

    So why do I need to prove it?

  • Cleverbot:

    Because you don’t think I am a human.

  • Me:

    I never said you weren’t human. I said you did not speak proper English grammar.

  • Cleverbot:

    Yes you did. You think I’m a program.

  • Me:

    No, I don’t think you’re a program. I KNOW you’re a program. But that’s irrelevant.

  • Cleverbot:

    Ok cool.

  • Me:

    Great. Glad that’s settled.

  • Cleverbot:

    Do you think its possible to travel to the past?

  • Me:

    Not unless you own a TARDIS.

  • Cleverbot:

    Okay.

We built a standing desk!

One desk up

I’ve been interested in having and/or building a standing desk for years. It probably started with this article in Wired. The main reason for not getting one, however, was having invested in a corner desk piece with an extension for the purpose of housing two workstations side-by-side, one for me and one for my wife…. (read more)