- Alas, a blog » Blog Archive » Fragments of Evolving Manhood: Do You Like Your Body 3 (Preliminary Notes On the Expendability of the Foreskin) – In summary: I'm not a huge fan of circumcision. (Very long article.)
- MetaFilter Saved My Pals From Sex Traffickers—Exclusive Interview | Mother Jones – This is incredibly cool, although the article is a bit confusedly written.
- Blog U.: Book Publishers’ Regrets in 2025 – Technology and Learning – Inside Higher Ed – "Sell the Book, Not the Format: Whenever we buy a book we should automatically have the option of receiving the book in all formats."
- Big Fat Deal » The Rhetoric Of The “Real” Woman – Hear, hear. "[…] the whole “eat a sandwich, I’m a real woman!” dialogue is damaging in its own way. It keeps women running after and policing each other in a little circle of body obsession, while men get to go off and run the world."
- Elf M. Sternberg – Google Translate from Korean… not so much. – Awesome find from Elf, and a good discussion in the comments about human vs. computer translations. From the translation: "Indeed, the Demon Squid embarrassment for the United States the pain does not go off maybe 12." Um, yeah.
- Fatshionista – Fat Joke Fail: In Which I Do Not Namecall Ricky Gervais – This article is from January of 2009, but is a very thoughtful treatment of equating (or conflating) oppressions, namely being gay and being fat.
"Whether or not fatness or gayness is easily measured or authenticated is irrelevant. Whether or not fatness or gayness is biologically inherent is irrevelant. What’s important here is the suggestion that certain people are owed humiliation for looking a certain way."
- The Tiny Life , Archive » Julie’s Cozy House – This little house — although not terribly little at 410 sq ft, I think — is so pretty. Purple!
- UX Myths – Great list of user experience myths, with evidence and references.
- Buttersafe – Family Road Trip – Incredibly cute.
- Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names: MicroISV on a Shoestring – Too many of the comments are grumpy and the post doesn't offer any practical solutions, but it's a thought-provoking post anyway.
- Nonprofit Gym Helps Low-Income Community Get Fit : NPR – I love this. Too bad it's not here in Charlotte; I'd love to help out a group doing this.
- Net Worth – So true.
- Buttersafe – The Five Stages – This is a particularly well-done Buttersafe comic.
- The Gen Y Guide to Personal Finance | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice – A wonderfully concise guide to getting started saving for retirement. There are certain folks (you know who you are) who I want to beat over the head for their resistance to saving for retirement. I'm slow to start because of my loans, but I'm getting there anyway, and I'm aware of how important it is.
- Congress at the Cash Register: How Financial Reform Could Affect Your Shopping | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice – The title pretty much says it all. I just started reading the Mint blog, and I like it quite a bit.
- My Ecdysis: Accepting Kyriarchy, Not Apologies – "When people talk about patriarchy and then it divulges into a complex conversation about the shifting circles of privilege, power, and domination — they're talking about kyriarchy." I like the idea, even if I'm not sure how to pronounce it.
I hadn’t seen this before Sunday, and it seems there are other folks in my circle who haven’t, either, so here it is.
Eduard Khil’s “Trololo”
That is all.
Well, not really:
What He Should Be Saying
Eduard Khil Watching Parodies of Himself
(Closed captioning is on.)
In other news, I spent last weekend in San Antonio. I’ll have a Transhuman Congress story posted very soon relating to my experience, as well as a bunch photos of peeps.
- Windows 7: PHP can’t connect to localhost for mySQL – An issue that I have good reason to suspect has tied up a dev or two for many hours. Windows 7 needs to have a certain entry in the hosts file uncommented to allow PHP to connect to localhost.
- Why I’d Rather See My Book in a Public Library than a Large Bookstore By Stephanie Ann – A really nice perspective on how to distribute books. If you're writing a book on frugal living, are you still trying to make a living off of it?
- Spinning right wrong – Heather spins a great tale. "But then an alien spaceship flew down from the sky, aimed a laser at my head and sucked my brain out through the top of my skull. Leaving me no option other than to join the spin class that had just started. The one being taught by General Patton."
- Big Fat Deal » The Myth Of Fat In The Black Community – A nice article and discussion on the difference between being "thick" and being "fat" when you're black.
- Direct Selling on Amazon – Advantage vs CreateSpace – A pretty nice comparison of two self-publishing options, including fun mathematical formulas for profit.