The Hugo Ballot is Out!

The finalists for the 2014 Hugo Awards were announced over the weekend, and gee golly are there some exciting works on that slate. I’m especially excited to see Mary Robinette Kowal’s “The Lady Astronaut Of Mars” on the ballot (it was denied a place on last year’s ballot because it originally appeared as an Audiobook). It’s sharing the novelette category with Aliette de Bodard’s “The Waiting Stars

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Go Ahead. Spam My Link. (22 April 2014)

Go Ahead. Spam My Link. (22 April 2014)

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Take arms against a sea of links, and by spamming, end them (18 April 2014)

Take arms against a sea of links, and by spamming, end them (18 April 2014)

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Geekfeminism.org statement on rape allegations and trans misogyny

Geekfeminism.org statement on rape allegations and trans misogyny

This morning as I was about to get on a plane back from a conference I found out that Dana McCallum, aka Dana L. Contreras, a software engineer at Twitter as well as a feminist activist, was arrested in late January and charged with several felonies including rape, false imprisonment, and domestic violence. Some details of the charges are described on SFgate: SF Women’s Rights Advocate Accused of…

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That’s not a Linkspam. THIS is a Linkspam (15 April 2014)

That’s not a Linkspam. THIS is a Linkspam (15 April 2014)

  • So You’ve Got Yourself a Policy. Now What? | Stephanie Zvan at Freethough Blogs (April 10): “We know from situations in which they’ve failed that “zero-tolerance” policies, policies in which any act that is deemed to be unacceptable results in expulsion and exclusion, don’t work well. They fail in three main ways. People who are against harassment policies in general are quick to point out that…

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Frankly, my dear, I don’t link a spam (11 April 2014)

Frankly, my dear, I don’t link a spam (11 April 2014)

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The joy of linkspam (8 April 2014)

The joy of linkspam (8 April 2014)

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Quick hit: What Open Source Means to Me

Quick hit: What Open Source Means to Me

Nick Desaulniers is collecting brief statements from people who do open-source about what it means to them, as a text file extended via Github pull requests. You can add your own by forking the repository and submitting a pull request. I’d love to see more additions from people in communities that are marginalized in open-source development (and in tech generally).

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Association for Progressive Communications - Interview with Joy Liddicoat

Association for Progressive Communications – Interview with Joy Liddicoat

I recently caught up with Joy Liddicoat, and interviewed her about her work with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

What is the Association for Progressive Communications?

APC is both a network and an organisation. APC membersare groups working in their own countries to advance the same mission as APC. APC has more than 40 members in over 30 countries, the majority from…

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