“New” “Year”

Today’s the last day of a week’s vacation, and I’ve spent the time away from the office in a comptemplative haze. You can take that however you want, and you’ll probably be right in at least some aspect, but much has come out of the mental downtime. I always come away from these extended retreats […]


My love affair with Twitter is over. I know I’ve said before that I’m not much of a fan of birdsite, but some time in the last month, I finally hit the critical threshold wherein I just can’t comfortably go back to it any more. Somewhere among the Nazis, the TERFs, the harassment, the racism, […]


Over at the Orrery, th’ buni sifts through slag and collects waste heat.


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 […]