Despite upgrading my webhosting bandwidth yesterday, we still went offline for quite a few hours. Hopefully everybody’s got the memos now. Share this post? No related posts.
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Karen Healey of Girls Read Comics and They’re Pissed riffed off Lauredhel’s Anti-Feminist Bingo Card and created an Anti-Comics-Feminist Bingo Card. Apparently some fanboyz have been having a whinge at her about it, so she has called forth the mighty power of Clue. I assume that since you have an internet connection, you’re not sitting in a tree eating a… Read more →
So I went image hunting and photoshopping. For those who don’t frequent Shakesville, Melissa McEwan (aka Shakespeare’s Sister) occasionally presents certain commenters with an image of a fainting-couch, or uses it to illustrate a post involving a moral panic amongst the pearlclutching set. I could have just copied her image (I’m sure she would give permission if asked by a… Read more →
A group of feminist bloggers are writing at the new Scholar & Feminist Online blog “Blogging Feminism: (Web)Sites of Resistance”. Pam Spaulding, Amanda Marcotte, Echidne, Samhita, Jill, Morgaine Swann, Melissa McEwan, and Jessica Valenti have teamed up to meta-blog about women in blogging. Posts so far include “We Know: The Personal is Political“, “Blogging While Female In A Male-Dominated Blogosphere“,… Read more →
Sometime in the next week this incarnation of Hoyden About Town will see its 10,000th comment since moving here from blogspot in September 2006. (Those interested can see the number of a comment by hovering their mouse over the datestamp – the permalink URL will show in the bottom-left bar of your browser window). Share this post? No related posts.
People sure are coming up with lots of widgets and ways to “share” more and more material with others on the web. As if the interwebs aren’t already a far too effective tool for procrastination! Anyway, I now have a link which allows me to “share” articles from my Google-Reader feeds, so that any article I find particularly beaut can… Read more →
Hoyden was down for a few hours yesterday, and because we’re cheapskates we chose a webhost without 24/7 tech support, so we couldn’t contact them on our public holiday. Normally the webhost lets us know if they’ve scheduled server outages on public holidays etc, but not a peep from them this time, so I dunno. Sorry if you missed a… Read more →
I’ve been contemplating the buzzword “attack”. While it is worth keeping a lid on egregious, unwarranted, off-topic ad hominem remarks, “personal attack” seems to verge on being a means to shut down dissent in some online discussions. It can function a little like “politically correct” – a taboo word to put the brakes on disagreement. Invoke the ad hominem defence,… Read more →
Edit 18 Dec 2009: I’ve seen this referred to in quite a few places round the ‘sphere as “Antifeminist Troll Bingo”. It’s not called that here, and was never called that here, because that isn’t my sole or primary intention. Many of these statements are made not by people just stirring crap in the hope of provoking a reaction; they’re… Read more →
While I applaud the sentiment of those advocating a formal bloggers’ code of conduct, I think their approach is ultimately doomed to failure.
The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed some slight changes to the links in the banner/header of the blog. This is mostly just reorganisation of existing material, but I’d hate any of you to miss out on the recently added “About Lauredhel: a FAQ” subpage linked to from the “About the Hoydens” page. Share this post? No related posts.
LP is offline at the moment UPDATE: Back online now. We’ve exceeded our bandwidth, and despite a request to the webhosts previously to roll over into the next payment plan and keep continuity of service if that happens, apparently the sales people who promised this have not implemented it with the tech people. You know how that goes. As the… Read more →
I’ve decided to add a co-blogger to the roster. We’ve been meeting up at various junctions in the intertubes for about ten years now, and she’s one of my favourite invisible friends. She’s had her own livejournal for ages, and I’ve linked to her pieces there occasionally, and she’ll be crossposting various pieces as and when the mood takes her…. Read more →