Dear Vegetarians and Vegans

When I was about 10 or 11, I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, which if unmanaged, can cause hypoglycemia and diabetes. TW: food issues, suicidal thoughts, asshole siblings, disturbing animal tongue gifs, no mainpage Basically, if it is not under control and I eat sugar or carbohydrates, my blood sugar spikes;… » 4/07/14 10:45pm 4/07/14 10:45pm

How Brendan Eich Failed as CEO in Under Two Weeks

Brendan Eich resigned as CEO of Mozilla earlier this week, and as I already argued, the reason wasn't OKCupid. The reason was employees and contributors. His attempts to calm the situation were ham-handed at best and at worst, dismissive towards the people he was supposed to convince. Within a week he went from being… » 4/06/14 3:00pm 4/06/14 3:00pm

Dudebros Busted Being Dudebros: Boombotix Startup Edition

A company that makes outdoor speakers for cyclists released a fat-shaming ad yesterday, which unfortunately for them, targeted a man known for cycling as a way to become healthier, Ernest Gagnon. There was backlash and they apologized, but do they actually get it? Let's review. TW: fat shaming, con creeper » 4/04/14 10:37pm 4/04/14 10:37pm

Mozilla CEO Backlash and Resignation Explained

OKCupid is not the reason that the CEO of Mozilla resigned. "Backlash on twitter" is not the reason that the CEO of Mozilla resigned. The reason that the CEO of Mozilla resigned is internal and contributor backlash. » 4/03/14 7:35pm 4/03/14 7:35pm

Dear Body, Shtap. I Have Things to Do.

I'm obviously still sick. While the Gas-X was eventually delivered yesterday and taking it repeatedly did allow me to sleep through the night, I then spent about two hours in the bathroom whimpering that someone should put me out of my misery. I was too miserable to play phone games or watch Netflix. Ugh. » 4/02/14 9:23pm 4/02/14 9:23pm

Online CAH Replacement Documentation (In Progress)

I'm sick and these are only a first pass, so I expect that the business requirements have some information missing and I know that the wireframes have pages missing. I'd love some feedback on what you'd like to see in the application, where you think the requirements are going down the wrong road, what you're excited… » 3/31/14 8:46pm 3/31/14 8:46pm

On Being a Socially Awkward Woman

Dr. Nerdlove has a great takedown today of why "social awkwardness" isn't a valid excuse (read: reason) for men to treat women with disrespect or cross our boundaries. I'm a socially awkward woman and I support this post. » 3/24/14 6:00pm 3/24/14 6:00pm