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By tigtog on January 11, 2012
I’ve noticed that quite a few of the trendy designs for blog templates on the free WordPress.com site, while looking very gorgeous and all, are just not that accessible for folks – pale grey fonts, especially tiny pale grey fonts, are the worst offender. I’d like to have a list of themes good and bad…
By Mary on December 29, 2011
Hoydens are aware of all Internet traditions! But we share our hard-won cultural knowledge! This week, we introduce you to the tradition of the Status Cat.
By Chally on December 20, 2011
A teen performing groundbreaking cancer research and a new machine manufacturing affordable sanitary napkins in rural India, oh my!
By Mary on December 7, 2011
AdaCamp will be a one day “unconference” (that is, it will have free-form sessions scheduled by participants) focussed on furthering women’s work in open technology and culture. It will be held on Saturday January 14 in Melbourne, some travel funding is available.
By Jo Tamar on November 24, 2011
Professor Michelle Simmons has been named the NSW Scientist of the Year for her work in quantum computing.
By tigtog on November 2, 2011
I’m sure that there will be a work-around, but for now I am not a happy bunny. If you know of a nice shiny way to replicate the share with note function of the old Google Reader, please let me know.
By tigtog on October 25, 2011
PLEASE GET YOUR SOUND ENGINEER TO TURN THE MAIN FADERS DOWN.
By Mary on October 7, 2011
Warner’s copyright troll acquisition Larrakin Music won the right to “Land Down Under” royalties in the High Court, and Astrolabe Inc shut down the widely used zoneinfo timezone database. Not the public interest’s best day in copyright-land.
By tigtog on September 28, 2011
Man admits to elaborate online stalking campaign against girlfriend: will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty at Southampton magistrates’ court on Monday to a charge of causing harassment, alarm or distress.
By tigtog on September 23, 2011
To me, this doesn’t sound like a problem that needs solving. If Facebook users aren’t sharing stuff because they worry it will bore their friends, good! Thank you, people of Facebook, for your restraint in choosing not to bore me.
But Zuckerberg couldn’t let this undersharing stand.
By Mary on September 9, 2011
For people who haven’t heard of it yet, Instapaper is a web application that turns web pages into an ebook for you.
By tigtog on September 9, 2011
Others please take note. This is how an apology is done – regret and responsibility. No “if people were offended” bullshit where the responsibility for outrage is weaselled from the perpetrator(s) to those who call it out.