Category Archives: Rant

Publishing, recognition, and social media

The publishing industry, indeed pretty much all our industries, evolved in a world governed by the laws of Newtonian physics.  Value flows through the supply chain, physically attached to the atoms of the product.  Value is created through scarcity.  The … Continue reading

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Discrimination man-splained by a high-income white guy

Yesterday a Facebook friend posted about a horrifying example of sex discrimination to which she was subjected.  Parking attendants at a large community festival were assigning parking spaces by gender.  When she challenged this policy she was told that “it’s … Continue reading

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Protected: Appliance repair sinks to new Lowe’s

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The Carrotastrophe

So I’m steaming some frozen vegetables for lunch and I happen to notice some warnings on the bag.  Apparently I’m supposed to make sure that whatever wattage my microwave oven is, the carrots get to an internal temperature of 165 … Continue reading

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Travelex rant

Wow, so Travelex managed to screw me pretty royally.  Pretty fitting considering I’m in the UK where they know a little something about royalty.  This is a pure rant so if you aren’t interested, I highly recommend the Solar roadways … Continue reading

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Tebo, Sam, and the whitewashing of hate

I don’t watch sports.  Whatever media attention Michael Sam received never entered my sphere of awareness.  On the other hand, the backlash to it is all over my social media and news feeds.  Note I didn’t say the reaction to … Continue reading

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American slavery – it’s a thing

After an informal analysis of the health insurance system in the USA, I’ve come to the conclusion that while Lincoln may have freed the slaves, we haven’t actually abolished slavery here.  In fact, it is alive and well, enshrined in … Continue reading

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