This week, on “Capitalism,” technicians are forced by employment contract to not educate customers.

I just wrote this really long comment elsewhere and after I posted it realized it might actually be useful to many folks here if they are struggling to make ends meet or to pay bills. So, here ya go. May your dependence on capitalism decrease as your experiences increase. (Context for this is that a […]

‘Being homeless is better than working for Amazon’

This is an extremely familiar story. For those of you who have been following me for a while and think I’m unique. Look at this. I’m not. We are living without jobs. You can do it, too. And if enough of us opt out of employment, we will finally, FINALLY, have a chance of ending […]

Your Consent Is Not Being Violated By Accident

unquietpirate: When you start looking for examples of nonconsensual culture in technology, you find them absolutely everywhere. – Deb Chachra, Age of Non-Consent About a month ago, someone sent me this lovely rant and asked me to publish it anonymously. I’ve been sitting on it mostly because I got wrapped up in other things. But […]

Get on your knees and thank the Silicon Valley elites for your chance to serve them.

In his article, “The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Trust, It’s About Desperation,” Kevin Roose highlights some tragic facts about what Silicon Valley touts as their latest and greatest so-called innovation: A huge precondition for the sharing economy has been a depressed labor market, in which lots of people are trying to fill holes in their […]

Cross-post: Edenfantasys’s unethical technology is a self-referential black hole

This entry was originally published at my other blog. I’m cross-posting it here in order to make sure it gets copied to more servers, as some people have suggested I’ll face a cease and desist order for publishing it in the first place. Please help distribute this important information by freely copying and republishing this […]

Crosspost: My impressions on the new “sex-positive social network” Blackbox Republic

This post was originally published on my other blog, a much more Not Safe For Work site, at However, it turns out that blog is censored in various countries, such as Dubai. Gotta love Internet censorship. Sigh. Anyways, since I think the material there is interesting and technology-relevant, and in order to help people […]

Buy Web Development Books from SitePoint’s 5-for-1 Sale and Donate to Bushfire Relief

For those of you who don’t already know, I’ve been a blogger over at SitePoint for a few months now. Today, I’m even happier to be a participant in the SitePoint community because, for a limited time only, SitePoint is offering the sale of the century: buy 5 SitePoint books for the price of 1. […]

SECURITY FAIL: encourages users to email cleartext passwords

Creative agency management tool company is a sizable operation with an international client base. Their product used to be called “Creative Manager Pro” which I can only assume they changed because it wasn’t actually creative enough. Anyway, it turns out that Workamajig has what is without doubt the absolute worst error message I can […]

YubiKey and OpenID: Two great tastes that taste better together

In some communities, this is sort of old news, however I’ve recently become aware of an exciting and affordable security product called the YubiKey, manufactured by Yubico. The YubiKey is a $35 USD one-time password second-factor authentication token that uses 128-bit AES encryption to provide identity verification. That’s a mouthful, but what it really means […]