August 7th, 2007

Neko (lofulah)

Brad is leaving SixApart/LiveJournal

Oh dear.

http://brad.livejournal.com/2334177.html

Brad is leaving SixApart. There goes the person we trust.

Heading for google, I believe. And I think I understand how he feels - the lack of an active, challenging, "ahhhh, fuuuuck" panic, with alert, eager programmers was something I noticed while visiting SixApart last year. People were laid back - there was little of that forward "drive" that I find when working in small groups, trying to accomplish a single goal against a deadline.

I suspect he might not find Google to be that much better. It's hard to find that kind of energy when there's that many people - it gets dispersed and lost between the communication, meetings, protocols. Because there's someone else who can work slower, so you work slower to match them, and soon, everyone else is working slower.

Or maybe I'm just pulling BS out of a hat. I dunno.
Neko (lofulah)

Fandango $1 off ticket price, journalist/blogger protection!

http://www.fandango.com/mcdonalds

o.O someone noted that fandango has a $1 service charge anyways, so it's kinda pointless? I don't know.

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And in other news, a law is making its way through the system to protect journalists, which includes bloggers who make their living blogging (or earn some sort of monetary gain?): http://www.theregister.com/2007/08/07/us_bloggers_journalist-shield/
Neko (lofulah)

Huh. 10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Is Wrong.

10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Is Wrong


1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all: women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

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I saw this on a facebook group, tried to find the original source, and then gave up when I came across WAY too many results.

But they're right. This needs to be printed on a t-shirt. I'm thinking white letters on black. With a snarky icon on the other side. Although I have no idea where or how I'd get these t-shirts printed... or how much it might cost. (not entirely serious, but if people express interest, and suggest t-shirt printers, I may be willing to be unlazy and arrange something.)