life in the disputed capital
of silicon valley and further afield
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April 6th
19:05

Fist-bumping while Rome burns: The seduction of Silicon Valley disruption

"There are definitely times when I witness the baroque excesses of the Bay Area in 2013 — the artisanal rye whiskeys, the pork-belly-and-rabbit beer garden sausages, the every-day-a-new-revolutionary-app — and it all feels like the blind, unconscious decadence of a great empire just before its final descent into madness and irrevocable decline.

And then I take a breath and wonder if it is still all just getting started.”

07:47

How To Write An Email

Basically this but about Tumblr posts…explains so much.

April 5th
10:33

I feel like I have also never been to Burning Man.

10:18

That's right. Barbie is a Linux nerd.

March 30th
12:54
Photo from March 2012
Apparently TBell’s breakie has gone nationwide.  I was kind of surprised to hear that 1.) it wasn’t already and 2.) it had successfully passed whatever trial period it was in.  I mean, I love the occasional TBell visit, but I felt the breakfast offerings were pretty weak.  It doesn’t help that this particular branch opens so late…late to me, not to rest of the Bay Area, what can I say.
HEY AMERICA. WAKE UP. LIVE MÁS®. TACO BELL® IS ROLLING OUT BREAKFAST NATIONALLY ON MARCH 27

Photo from March 2012

Apparently TBell’s breakie has gone nationwide.  I was kind of surprised to hear that 1.) it wasn’t already and 2.) it had successfully passed whatever trial period it was in.  I mean, I love the occasional TBell visit, but I felt the breakfast offerings were pretty weak.  It doesn’t help that this particular branch opens so late…late to me, not to rest of the Bay Area, what can I say.

HEY AMERICA. WAKE UP. LIVE MÁS®. TACO BELL® IS ROLLING OUT BREAKFAST NATIONALLY ON MARCH 27

March 29th
19:52

State's first Bitcoin ATM opens at MV's Hacker Dojo

March 25th
14:41

THIS IS THE WORST.

You’re probably going to want to vent over at the Bold Italic.

14:12

What it Feels Like to Be Washed Up at 35

March 22nd
08:50

CORPORATE FEMINISM - THE MUSICAL is a much better idea.

What will the Lean In film be like?

Why corporate feminism is convenient for capitalism

"Corporate feminism tells a story that is convenient to capitalism – if you just try, if you aspire, you and your hardworking family can have that great job and home life that Sandberg and Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer sell to us. Focusing on individual success stories, rather than structural inequality, is politically helpful to the Conservative squeeze on living standards. So if you’re languishing at the bottom of the corporate ladder rather than hammering on the glass ceiling, well, that’s because you didn’t want it enough." - the Guardian