15 Aug 2023, 13:12 p.m.

Shakespeare-Inspired Laws

So, some US states have "Romeo and Juliet laws" involving sexual contact among minors, but THIS BLOG ENTRY IS NOT ABOUT THAT, it is about the fact that I started thinking that a law nicknamed …

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06 Jul 2023, 12:47 p.m.

Syndication and Organization

I tag blog posts rather erratically, and keep meaning to go back and systematically taxonomize my thousands of past posts. One thing that my new blogging platform includes is another way to highlight particular posts …

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06 Jul 2023, 12:07 p.m.

Recently Emitted Elsewhere

A few things I recently wrote in other places, in response to questions and claims by others, and would like to preserve and share here.In-person eventsIn response to a claim about why "online-only conferences won’t …

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29 Jun 2023, 12:15 p.m.

On Choosing Work Environments

Someone in a group I'm in just asked others' opinions on working in higher education. I said:In big institutions -- such as higher education and government and companies that have over, say, 300 employees -- …

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16 Jun 2023, 1:10 a.m.

My Current Approach To Reducing My COVID Risk

I follow a few main principles to reduce my risk of catching COVID-19:

  1. Avoiding sharing unfiltered air with people outside my household
  2. Noticing how safe I am and raising precautions accordingly
  3. Focusing on protecting myself over protecting unmasked people (in general)
  4. Spending money

In this post, I detail those principles as well as my specific protocols (masking, ventilation, self-testing, and so on), including links to examples and product vendors.

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12 Jun 2023, 14:05 p.m.

Argument Clinic Video Plus Other Miscellany

It's been a busy time. I travelled a bunch in April and May, and June is a respite before I do more travel in July, including family stuff plus Readercon mid-month. I'm trying to get …

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11 Jun 2023, 23:48 p.m.

AED Location Data in NYC Will Go Public On January 1st

Last week, the New York City Council passed several bills. One of them was Int 0814-A-2022, which I had suggested. As the press release says,On June 8, the New York City Council passed the Harihareswara …

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07 Jun 2023, 13:14 p.m.

Opening AED Location Data in New York City: Progress Update

Two months ago, I wrote about a new bill aiming to help New Yorkers find out where our nearest defibrillators are. Great news: the text of the bill has been revised and is a lot …

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11 May 2023, 10:52 a.m.

WisCon 2023, In Person

I'm going to be at the feminist scifi/fantasy convention WisCon 2023, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, May 26-29, in person. This'll be my twelfth WisCon, and my ninth one in person.If you haven't registered yet, you can …

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09 May 2023, 13:00 p.m.

Maintainer Burnout: PyCon US 2023 Followup

At PyCon US 2023, David Lord facilitated an open space discussion of "maintainer burnout, how to survive it, and maybe how to prevent it." Here are some notes (incorporating his; thanks, David!), my analysis, and …

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