a bunch of crap i come up with

ramblings, comments, commentary, cool stuff, thoughts and other crap that spews forth from my large gourd.

sassingintothevoid:

Coffee porn.     (Cinemagraphs and gifs from this cool article.)

I love all this “coffee porn” and how it ends with a really nasty, nasty scene towards the end: Starbucks. You know all the real coffee heads were all like “WTF is THIS?!?”

How politics makes us stupid »

Excellent, excellent article on how our idealogical position influence our ability to reason.

No, Nate, brogrammers may not be macho, but that’s not all there is to it — Technology and Society — Medium »

chartier:

In the context of Nate Silver’s response to criticism that he’s hired a mostly white male staff for the FiveThirtyEight relaunch, Zeynep Tufekci uses French social theory and Dr. Seuss to explain why many culture groups, especially white-male-dominated tech, have an exclusionary blind spot.

This idea that people *HAVE TO* hire their staff like they’re picking the next multi-racial 12 member international super group of amazing people is ridiculous. I understand diversity, and the need for it. I really do. But to blast every single person that doesn’t fire the list of necessary progressive characters (the serious lesbian, the attractive, but really smart and chic geek-girl, the gay European guy, 25 hipsters, etc) getting really, really old. But “slut shaming” every company that doesn’t meet your quota of diversity is bully-ism as well.