Category: Just Me

Racism vs. Racist

There’s been a lot of talk about how racism is prejudice plus privilege. I think that statement is correct. I do take issue with the statement that if you don’t have privilege, ipso facto you can’t be a racist....

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Science

There was the slew of science marches today. My understanding is that generally they weren’t targetted towards politics, but in the current political climate there have generally been many digs at the right. I think that...

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Too old for this…

Getting a page from a sister team asking for some help at 12:30 in the morning (last night) and going to bed at 2AM and then needing to wake up 5:45… that does not make a productive George. I remember when I would be able...

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Commiserate

When you’re isolated on a project that’s not going very well it can be a very demoralizing experience. Things that don’t go well bring you down harder for a couple of reasons: you have no one to bounce ideas...

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IKEA

It’s amazing walking through a modern IKEA. IKEA is synonymous with the crap flat-pack furniture that makes it past one, maybe two moves before it disintegrates into the sawdust that it was made from originally. But in the...

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Limits

It’s always an interesting conversation to have with someone about the limits they have — in terms of what they want you do do and what they don’t want you to do. Even if you’re not anywhere near those,...

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Wisdom of the ancients

Ennie and I were at Powell’s Books and I immediately found myself in my material in the Pearl Room upstairs. That’s the room where the non-fiction and rare books are kept. I found some books on optics and math that...

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Learning to Cat

We got Alice and Frank over a year ago. Frank took to us like a duck does to water. Alice, who is around three months older and had a life on the streets a bit, has never been completely on-board with people as much. She likes...

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