Manifesto

These are posts that would go in my manifesto.

Employers and Colleges Asking to see Social Network Activity

This morning a read a story on MSNBC that got me all fired up: Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants’ Facebook passwords. It talks about potential employers and schools asking for access to view facebook/twitter accounts either by logging in during an interview or by friending an official.  This is not OK; it shouldn’t be happening on any level …

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On Net Neutrality

Since Tuesday’s Court Appeals ruling repealing the FCC’s ruling that Comcast (and other Broadband service providers) could not limit their bandwidth to certain websites or services, and thus keep the Internet free and open, there as been a lot of talk about what exactly this means for big companies and for us, the consumers. I …

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Programming Humor

A woman asks her husband, a programmer, to go shopping: Wife: Dear, please, go to the nearby grocery store to buy some bread. Also, if they have eggs, buy 6. Twenty minutes later the husband comes back bringing 6 loaves of bread. His wife is flabbergasted: Wife: Dear, why on earth did you buy 6 …

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My Open Response to “Geeks drive girls out of computer science”

This morning I read this article, citing that geeks and geekiness may be the reason there are less women than men in Computer Science. Here is my open response to the author. I recently read your article on MSNBC about how geeks may be the reason girls don’t get into computer science, citing among other …

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