6 October 2014

In which I try Soylent

So, I ordered a batch of Soylent, and it finally shipped to me. Before I talk about my experiences, though, I feel like I should head off a few common criticisms. “Why do you hate food?” I don’t hate food. I love food in almost all its varieties. I love salads, curries of all nations from India to Thailand, pizza, pasta, stir fry, tacos, bread, omelets, flatbreads, hummus, all kinds of foods. ... Read more

6 October 2014

Video game review: “Depression Quest”

It’s obviously tough to approach a game like Depression Quest without any expectations, if you follow the gaming scene at all. I had read about it pre launch, and made a vague mental note to check it out, but by the time the game launched and the #gamergate shitshow blew up I was busy with Borderlands 2. (Yes, I’m probably the last person to start playing Borderlands; I hate paid DLC so I waited until I could buy pretty much the whole thing on disc in a ‘Game of the Year’ edition. ... Read more

28 September 2014

About that word “Pro”…

« Website security is a complicated subject and you don’t want to go at it alone, especially if you’re not quite sure how everything works. iThemes Security Pro customers get 1 year of ticketed support, so you know our support team is ready to help you when you need it. […] iThemes Security shows you a list of things to do to make your site more secure with a simple way to turn options on or off. ... Read more

27 September 2014

ello again

Someone on ello writes: The problem with insisting that idealist things can’t be funded by VCs is to adopt a narrow view of the relationship between finance and invention. To decry venture capital as inherently corrupt, without proposing a viable alternative to create major organizations from nothing seems as naive as any idealism about it — that social software can be built without real money. Ello and its investors asks a favor of its users, to trust in their idealism. ... Read more

25 September 2014

No, I am not interested in joining your proprietary social network

I don’t care whether it’s ello or sgrouples or FriendFace or app.net or whatever, I am not joining another walled-in social network owned by a single organization. I already have enough of those. I don’t care if it has a strong privacy policy, I don’t care if it has good security, I don’t care if it has no advertising, I don’t care if it will let you remain pseudonymous, I don’t care if the people who own it are really cool. ... Read more

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