I either have too many Twitter accounts, or I don’t have enough. The fact that I can’t tell which is itself part of the problem. I said at one point that Twitter could get its own whole post about what I do and don’t — mostly don’t — like about it. I’m not sure that […]


Furry Weekend Atlanta reported at their closing ceremonies that they lost an estimated forty-two thousand dollars due to ghosting. First off, kudos to the FWA team for taking the time to try to quantify the actual cost. I’ve been in monitoring and systems development for a quite literal “decades” at this point. We can’t fix […]


This post has spoilers in it. I’m putting all the important stuff under a fold, but the internet is imperfect and I know I run plugins in my browser that can screw heavily with presentation; I can’t guarantee you won’t hit something you don’t want to know. No puzzle details will be revealed — I […]


When I posted yesterday’s post-mortem, I was expecting some people to be angry. I was expecting some people to be surprised. I was expecting some people to share it with friends. I wasn’t expecting it to be the most widely distributed tract I’ve ever written. I think more people have read that post than have […]

RainFurrest 2016 Post-Mortem

It’s my opinion that what really killed RF2016 was RF2011 to RF2015. During those years we failed to deal with problem behavior as it started happening. We failed at every level of our organization: we didn’t adequately staff the event to cope with our growing numbers, we didn’t work with our venue to discourage bad […]