Saturday, May 18, 2013
PlayHaven is hiring!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Finally, an Update to Storyteller Dice Roller!
Friday, July 20, 2012
We're not supposed to talk about the guns
So I understand from the twitter scolds that we are not supposed to talk about this mass murder except to share clinical details about what happened and express condolences to the victims. The shutting down any discussion of the social, cultural and political implications of yet another horrific act of deadly gun violence is becoming more and more successful after each event.Amen. Let's stop pretending there's nothing we can do about this. I'd like to make gun control a politically respectable issue again. I think there should be a hell of a lot of red tape involved in owning a gun. I don't think the Second Amendment refers to individuals, but rather to a "well-regulated militia".
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Must be able to relocate to Bay Area. There is a giant sucking sound of people being inhaled into the company. Apply here.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Starz and Netflix in a spat
Friday, August 19, 2011
Yay! California joins the national popular vote for president movement
A national movement aimed at sidelining the Electoral College in presidential elections got a big boost Monday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation adding California to the list of states supporting the drive.Note that this law only kicks in if states with a majority of the electoral college votes have a similar law.
Brown's signature makes California the ninth state to sign on to the effort, which would hand the electoral votes of all participating states to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes nationwide. Currently, California's 55 electoral votes go to the person who wins the most votes in the state.
The Electoral College is a national embarrassment and needs to be sidelined. It is a vestige of anti-democratic forces that have no legitimate place in today's polity. This is a great way to get around the EC without amending the Constitution. The latter would be very difficult to do, because states that are over-represented would be very reluctant to relinquish their unfair share of power.
The Electoral College is one of the political institutions that privileges rural, conservative interests over urban, progressive ones, because low-population states get proportionally more power in the EC than high power ones. If laws like this had been in effect in 2000, Al Gore would have defeated George Bush, regardless of how the small amount of contested votes in Florida were handled.
I do hope other states join us. It's good to hear some political good news for once!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
You know patent law is screwed up...
This is a lame-ass state of affairs and doesn't benefit anyone except lawyers and patent trolls.