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Trouble at the Koolaid Point »

equalitism:

I now believe the most dangerous time for a woman with online visibility is the point at which others are seen to be listening, “following”, “liking”, “favoriting”, retweeting. In other words, the point at which her readers have (in the troll’s mind) “drunk the Koolaid”. Apparently, that just can’t be allowed. 

From the hater’s POV, you (the Koolaidserver) do not “deserve” that attention. You are “stealing” an audience. From their angry, frustrated point of view, the idea that others listen to you is insanity. From their emotion-fueled view you don’t have readers you have cult followers. That just can’t be allowed. 

You must be stopped. And if they cannot stop you, they can at least ruin your quality of life.

My heart hurts reading this. It hurts for Kathy Sierra, and other women in tech I know who’ve experienced stalking and nude photoshopping and threats. And hurts from the fact this problem persists, and I don’t see the way to fixing it.

Tampon Club »

A thing that I would have never thought to do: stocking the women’s restrooms with tampons and sanitary towels. Sounds useful!

Why women leave tech: It’s the culture »

equalitism:

An important read for anyone interested in retaining women in tech.

I find it interesting that in the larger phones, not only is the “natural” area smaller, you actually lose the portion of the left border that was previously natural. I don’t have a super large phone to compare, but I wonder what that looks like in the person’s hand. Or how usable a 6+ is in the hands of someone with smaller hands.

I’m a little worried that completely unsubstantiated rumours about the new Nexus are that it’ll rival the iPhone 6 in size. I already have a pretty tough time with my Galaxy Nexus, and it’s no where near these sizes. But, I definitely need a new phone, and although there are some reasonable options that aren’t Nexus phones (oneplus one, perhaps), it hardly makes any sense to go Android and not go Nexus.

Image via Scott Hurf; unsubstantiated rumours via r/android.

I find it interesting that in the larger phones, not only is the “natural” area smaller, you actually lose the portion of the left border that was previously natural. I don’t have a super large phone to compare, but I wonder what that looks like in the person’s hand. Or how usable a 6+ is in the hands of someone with smaller hands.

I’m a little worried that completely unsubstantiated rumours about the new Nexus are that it’ll rival the iPhone 6 in size. I already have a pretty tough time with my Galaxy Nexus, and it’s no where near these sizes. But, I definitely need a new phone, and although there are some reasonable options that aren’t Nexus phones (oneplus one, perhaps), it hardly makes any sense to go Android and not go Nexus.

Image via Scott Hurf; unsubstantiated rumours via r/android.

On leaving »

Jenn Frank on leaving the games industry.

A hilariously sad tale of gender bias »