Anti-Intellectualism is Killing America

This article on Psychology Today cuts through the current easily derailed conversation about race, gun control, and the lack of informed, civil discourse today… America is killing itself through its embrace and exaltation of ignorance, and the evidence is all around us. Dylann Roof, the Charleston shooter who used race as a basis for hate andRead More

Rain! Rain! Rain!

Rain!

You know that scene in movies where people go running out into the field and dance in the rain after a long drought?  “Our crops are SAVED!”.  Or the scene at the end of Dune (yeah, if you don’t know this spoiler by now….) I feel like that today. The 2 storm fronts that came through BerlinRead More

Feeding the Tweets

I find myself doing a heck of a lot of twittering lately. The updated version of Twitterrific has an excellent interface, allowing me to post pictures, follow threads, do things like like “show me tweets that are coming from nearby me physically” (which has led me to make some new friends!). This unfortunately has meantRead More

Arisia Retweeter disabled

Those who follow the Arisia twitter feed will notice that there have been several retweets lately related to Amazon’s abhorrent ‘glitch’ that delisted hundreds of thousands of books related to GLBT content, including science fiction and fantasy books. Twitter is wonderful for many things, but filtering is a problem. @arisia has become a target forRead More

Blog Refactoring underway

It really was time. Planet-Geek’s style really was getting long in the tooth. When I first set up the blog, I hacked the templates and stylesheet enormously to get it to look a certain way. What that meant though was I ended up with templates that could not be updated in any sane fashion. TonightRead More