“[I]n favor of change I can see, not merely change I can believe in.”

I’m used to reactionaries; I grew up in Texas. I’m just not used to reactionaries coming in from the left. I suppose it’s a sign that the left is maturing, in much the same way that Bitcoin is maturing, which is to say becoming part of an established system that finds side effects existentially threatening. […]

Play “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker” on Mac OS X 10.6 using Dolphin with heat distortion fix

Download Dolphin 3.5 with WindWaker bugfix for Mac OS X 10.6 Intel If you’re running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard but wanted to play The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, you probably ran into this very annoying “heat distortion” bug: This issue actually crops up in two ways throughout Wind Waker. The more […]

Keep a running backup of your Tumblr reblogs with Tumblr Crosspostr

I’ve just released a new major feature for Tumblr Crosspostr: “Sync posts from Tumblr.” Version 0.7 Feature: “Sync posts from Tumblr” will import posts you create on your Tumblr blog(s) into your WordPress blog, along with their metadata such as tags, post types/formats, and content sources. This is useful for creating an automatic backup of […]

Thank you, Universe.

So I’m driving a lot these days, hopping from one community seed library to another, helping them use the WP-SeedBank software I wrote. (I’ve visited three, in three different US States, in the past week!) This means I have a car. This means I have to pay for (cheap) car insurance. And gas. And this […]

When [Social Justice] people talk about privilege, the thing they’re intentionally overlooking is that said nicer treatment [imparted by one’s privilege] is contingent on supporting the status quo. It’s not something you irrevocably have because you’re male, white, straight, or whatever. It’s something you only have as long as you’re letting society tell you what […]

Paraphrased: A conversation about justice and other important things

One of the things I really like about Facebook is that it provides a sort of cyberspace town square where people can, and often do, voice contentious opinions without worrying (too much) about other people’s feelings. (Of course, Diaspora is better.) I think of it a bit like Online Road Rage, where the medium itself […]