Archive for March, 2016

Darwin or dirty story?

A pampered and naive young Englishman finds himself thousands of miles from home on the windswept Pampas of South America. In the isolated village of Las Minas, he soon attracts the attention of the dangerous (and dangerously sexy) locals… At night we stopped at a pulperia, or drinking-shop. During the evening, a great number of […]

The State of Electronic Voting for Overseas Voters in America

County recorder: Thank you for registering. Here is your username and password to login to the overseas voter website to upload your ballot. Me: *fails to login* Me: *attempts password reset* Website: “We’ve never heard of you” Me: Dear County Recorder, WTF? County Recorder: You have to register first. Me: I thought I already registered. […]

I can’t buy your album/movie/book

It’s not uncommon to come across artists bemoaning people pirating their work. I’ve written about this before, but I’m going to write about it again with some insights gained from living outside the US and with a disability. First, here’s what independent film maker Jem Cohen has to say about media piracy in Astra Taylor’s […]

Asking for help with a programming problem: contrast

Women asking me for help with a programming issue: Hi! I really liked the X you made in R that you presented a few months ago. I’m trying to do something similar, but I’m having trouble with [specific aspect of X]. I was wondering if you could direct me to a few resources or help […]